Flycatchers and fighter jets

Thursday morning, not long after those jaw-dropping unemployment numbers came over the wires, we saw the first scissor-tailed flycatchers of the season. Just a pair of them flying over the onramps, backlit by an overcast sky, but with the unmistakeable silhouette of the Texas quetzal. They were headed in the direction of the airport, but maybe they weren’t going that far.

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