This wonderful western bird is so flashy, it's kind of strange that he's named the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher. This one was brought to my attention by Paul Rebmann, he of the Horned Owls. It comes from http://www.naturalvisionsphoto.com/weblog2/ and reminds me that these birds will be back soon here, as we creep into the eighties.
My sister who is quite an attentive birder once asked me what this bird was as one flew dramatically by, and was just as disappointed as I am to find out what it's named. Quezacoatl seems so much better - but that name's taken.