Iowa


This Scissors-Tailed Flycatcher was photographed near Bell City, Louisiana

This Scissors-Tailed Flycatcher was photographed near Iowa, Louisiana at an Everyday Mart

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The Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher is a pale pearly gray bird with sides and wing linings salmon pink, black and white wings and tail, and an extremely long scissor-like tail, usually folded. It has a range from southeast Colorado and south Nebraska south to eastern New Mexico and south Texas.  It has a habitat in semi-open country, ranches, farms, roadsides, and wires. It feeds mostly on insects. It is often seen on roadside fences such as the one seen here at a Everyday Mart stop in cattle farm country.

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This Bald Eagle was photographed at Lock & Dam 14, Le Claire, Iowa

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The Bald Eagle is the National Bird of the U.S. A dark body with a white head and tail, and a massive yellow bill can identify it. The diet is mostly fish, but also eats other birds and mammals. Does most of it’s hunting from a high perch or cruising low over water or land. The habitat is coasts, rivers, large lakes and also mountains. Its range is Alaska and Canada to the SE U.S. coasts.