Breeding Scissor-tailed Flycatchers near Monroe, NC

In summer 2000, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers bred at Anne and Blayne Olsen's Friendly Ridge Farm in Union County, NC. This was the first breeding record for the state and full details were published in the Fall 2000 issue of The Chat. These photos were taken by Mary Welty on the date of fledging - 7/15/2000. Josh Rose also got a fun shot of a flycatcher dive-bombing a Great Egret. The flycatchers returned for the 2001 breeding season and raised another four young!

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