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Cactus Wren

Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:48 am

A friend of mine who works for Arizona Fish & Game took this picture last night with a digital camera that is a wonder. He has telephoto spotting scope lenses that are unbelievable
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Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:45 am

Nice Photo.
We have Carolina wrens moving about here in Ohio. they will nest almost anywhere. I left our 4 wheeler helmet setting on our table saw with the face shield slightly up, and , if they didn't pack it full of leaves and debris.
They are a neat bird travel around more like mice. They look similar to the cactus wren.
Nice Picture Mike.
What kind of wood is that ,Cactus?
Phil

Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:11 pm

Phil, that is a cholla (said choya) cactus skeleton. When they are alive they're covered with 1000's of small thorns that have barbed ends and seem to jump onto your skin and stick there. They are called teddy bear cholla too because the thick covering of thorns looks like the fur on a teddy bear, and they are also called jumping cholla. http://www.terragalleria.com/pictures-s ... la-cactus/

Where I live there are 1000's of birds, and birdwatchers :evil: Most have no respect for private property.

The hummingbirds love the red Cubs and are always around. They love a red cap to and fly right up to your face if you're wearing one. un-nerving at first but you get used to it :) They are always around http://www.discoverseaz.com/Outdoor/BirdSV.html

Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:22 pm

Thanks Mike
Nice info.
Having worked for the ODNR in Ohio, the few" Birders "give the many a bad name. I don't condider myself a Birder.
I consider my self a "watcher of birds"
Watching the bird , as well as its environment.
Thanks Again!
Phil

Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:45 pm

Man, that's a pretty picture of a beautiful bird !!! I had 5 families of house wrens last year on my property, but they're nowhere near as pretty as these wrens. It's one of the many reasons I left the city - the ability to attract and watch many, many birds. Thanks, Craig
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