Commons Ford Park is one of my happy places. I haven’t been out here in a while, though. The prairie is breaking out in color and teeming with songbirds.
A painted bunting singing atop a mesquite shrub:
One scissor-tailed flycatcher posing in the foreground, and another flying away in the background:
A dickcissel pausing his constant singing to give me the once over:
A male (red) & female (yellow) summer tanager couple:
Scissor-tailed flycatcher, in motion. They say the male’s tail is longer than the female’s, so I’m guessing this is a she.
Taken at Commons Ford park.
I was excited to see my first ever painted bunting this spring, and several others since then; all on different visits to Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park. I haven’t captured a NatGeo-esque photo of one yet, but I was happy to get this one today, showing its beautiful colors on display. If you would like to see your first one, too, check out the park.