Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Maine

Last night Ingrid were watching “Hijack”, an Apple+ series that we highly recommend.  In the middle of a particularly dramatic scene . . . my lovely bride jumps up screaming: “whoa, whoa, whoa”.

Apparently, a photo of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher had been posted on a Maine Facebook page. The Scissor-tailed is a common bird in Texas and Florida but Maine is about 2000 miles out of its range.

After a bit of snooping, we found that the bird had been seen on Pork Point Road in Bowdoinham, a nearby town.

So this morning, we drove slowly down Pork Point Road (what a name) for a couple miles until Ingrid spotted the bird . . . and we watched it for over an hour.  Gotta love the tail bobbing.


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