Crested Caracara & Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Posted by Gene Gwin on Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:26 am

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Crested Caracara and a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in deep South Texas 18 May 2022.  There was a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher nest nearby, and the STFs would mob the Caracaras pretty regularly.  This photo shows the STF landing on and biting the Caracara.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:30 am
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Great capture of this interaction, the Flycatcher looks quite determined.
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by david fletcher on Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:46 am
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Wow. Exceptional behaviour capture Gene. A gem!
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by Charles Gangas on Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:47 pm
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Cool action shot, Gene!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:53 am
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The ST Flycatcher is such a beautiful little bird - and obviously has the heart of a lion! Amazing capture, Gene.

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:58 pm
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Amazing action shot.

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