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Swainson’s Hawk and the first pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers I’ve seen this spring. Spotted at a power line and pole where E. William Cannon Drive and McKinney Falls Parkway intersects in Austin, TX.

These scissor-tailed flycatchers seemed brave when they decided to hang out with this hawk. The male flycatcher was even dive-bombing the hawk a few times before they flew away. The hawk didn’t mind the company at all, probably scoping out a more delectable meal.

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  1. Of course it could be the other way around – rather than the hawk watching the others, the others could be watching it! Nice pictures.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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