The scissor-tailed flycatcher is very literally an acrobat that can rival any Cirque Du Soleil performer! 🎪 These insect eaters dine on the fly, making lovely music 🎶 while they dance 💃🏼 through the sky
Seems like the smaller the bird, the more energy they have. Hummingbirds, warblers, kinglets, etc. This tiny dude stood still long enough for a few photos, much to my surprise, then took off to that twig he was eyeing. 🌲
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
The Hen's Low.
Like last week's Lincoln's sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) is named for another friend of John Audubon. Its already nearly threatened population is decreasing and its range is somewhat limited, as it can be found predominantly in grasslands within the central-eastern U.S. This sparrow is also notoriously difficult to spot. So much does it appreciate the cover of weedy grasses that it will run gingerly among them to flee from oncoming threats, as opposed to bursting into flight. With patience, one can spot one in a known breeding area, and they sing their legendarily unimpressive "tsilick" songs -- sounding like two parts broken cricket and one part on-the-mend grasshopper -- mostly at dawn and dusk.