Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sharp Bird

That time of year when a young bird's fancy turns to love and then feeding the hungry brood that results. The pictures are of a local bird called a Cactus Wren that uses the cactus as a built in defense for it's tunnel-like nest.






11 Comments:

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Ruela said...

I like it very much,
good job Phos


you are better everyday.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Hammer said...

Not sure of anything that could get through that unscathed.

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Pink said...

thats some pretty fine bird booty you've got goin' on.

Lovely photos.

How do you put your name on them like that?
xx
pinks

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger SJ said...

I bet this is more effective than a satellite-based missile defense system.

 
At 3:29 AM, Blogger Indigo said...

I've always liked great big cacti. It's too wet in maryland. We only get rats the size of cats.

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger /t. said...

it's
almost
like PBS
or
discovery channel over here!

love this nature lesson, phos -- great -- great pics!

clever bird!

/t.

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger Chickie said...

Very cool. The bit of ribbon on the last one? Is that something the bird brought along?

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger she said...

super cool! that is what i call cat proof housing!

 
At 3:48 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Definitely cat proof. The little guy wasn't too happy with me either, I got a good scolding. They tend to use anything they can find to build their nest so I think the ribbons were just coincidental. I try to emulate the cactus wren by having a front yard full of cactus to keep the neighborhood kids away from the house.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger evalinn said...

Cool!

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

evalinn: Thanks!!

 

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