Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Racine Wisconsin on April 27, 2022

It was a fun time photographing this rare bird, a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Being in Racine, this male is far from its normal range, Nebraska and south. It has been visiting the area of Shoop Park Golf Course beach area there. This bird put on a great show and I found out watching it, appeared it was eating dead insects such as Milkweed Beetle, Lady Bugs, Hornets and Stink Bugs to name a few on the beach. It would typically perch for a awhile in nearby trees and then eat for awhile, then repeat. What a stunning bird!! It was a mostly cloudy day with a light breeze and temps around 40 degrees. Images were taken on April 27, 2022.

The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, male

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with a possible stink bug…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at takeoff…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher perched in a tree resting…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher taking off…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher going for an insect…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with a Lady Bug…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher perched pretty…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher going for another insect…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in for a landing, spotting another insect…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher resting…

(Series photo #1) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in for an insect

(Photo#2) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in for an insect

(Photo #3) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in for an insect

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher coming in…

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on to another insect…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

9 Responses to Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Racine Wisconsin on April 27, 2022

  1. Donna Miller says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Karen JOHNSON says:

    Simply Beautiful Photos!

  3. Michael and Kathi Rock says:

    Beautiful images Jim. Michael is from Oklahoma where this handsome guy is the state bird and we’ve seen them there and in other southern states. Seeing them fly is so much fun!!

  4. Kay Kaz says:

    Stunning!!
    I’ve been following your photography for years…always amazing!

  5. Joan Schrinner says:

    Absolutely Stunning!

  6. Karen Weiss says:

    So beautiful and adorable thanks so very much!!

  7. Karen Johnson says:

    I live in Racine near the lake and saw him this morning at the beach by Shoops Park. What a magnificent bird

  8. Jackie says:

    beautiful captures

  9. Clifford Price says:

    Superb!

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