Thursday, February 11, 2010

Beware of thorns

Birds like to eat the fruit that grows on the top of some cactus, but they have to be very careful of the thorns that are longer than they are wide. I've watched them and they make it look easy.

8 comments:

Mo said...

Clever birds

brattcat said...

What a terrific composition this is. Both you and the bird make it look effortless.

Kate said...

It's an arresting photo; I'm surprised at the agility of these small birds. Great capture.

Magpie said...

This is a Curved Bill Thrasher and he is such a clown in the yard. I don't understand how they work their way around the thorns either. Another great shot!

Jarart said...

Those long thorns look like they could be leathal to a bird that wasn't careful enough! OUCH!

glenda said...

I had to look twice to see the bird. He looks very busy.

JM said...

I love this one! Great composition!

Rob said...

Clever that the birds figured out how to not get stabbed by the cacti.