|Scissor-tailed flycatcher. Photo by Jason Dykes|
Birders keep a Life List made up of when and where they see each new species. After awhile, you get to a point where you have to venture away from your home area to find new ones.
The best addition to my Life List came in July. Rachael Eliot and I had to travel to Pikeville in the Sequatchie Valley and turn right. It was a two and a half hour drive. My Ijams' friend Jason Dykes had given us good directions, he and his Mom had seen it there a full two weeks earlier, yet in the end the bird was sitting on a powerline exactly as predicted.
My first scissor-tailed flycather! And the first for Ellie.
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|Having just seen a scissor-tailed, Rachael Eliot smiles.|