Scissor-tails have been expanding their range, but are still quite rare in NC and this nest site is a significant find. Another pair was recently found nesting near Charlotte.
Unfortunately these birds had molted their longest tail feathers and lost the reddish highlights they wear in breeding plumage. I phone-scoped one from about 12 light-years away.
I had seen one in Nicaragua a few years ago, but this sighting brought my US list even with my Peru list at 312.