While we were out riding in Fayetteville earlier this month, I happened to see a remarkable looking bird. I stopped the bike and just watched in amazement. This rather large bird ( about like a skinny robin ) had a long split tail and was able to hover like a hummingbird; it was very colorful and had a goldish tan under its wings. It flew from the top of things...small trees, mail boxes and light poles.
We saw it again in another area some 4 or 5 miles away 2 days later. I became obsessed with it.
Well I finally looked it up! It was a Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
I hope this doesn't mean that I will now become an ardent birdwatcher...they are so funky!