Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello There!


I had my camera focused on this elaborate nest wedged between the arms of a large cactus when all of a sudden this cactus wren popped out to see what I was up to.  I like the way he's grabbed on to two cactus needles to support him at his front door.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Your timing was perfect. I doubt that many predators would try to get this bird's chicks. Great place for a nest, but coming and going might be a little prickly!

Kathy said...

What a great surprise that she popped out just at the right time.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If this bird ever has an itchy back, it does not have to go far for a scratch. Amazing photo.

Teresa said...

I think is so amazing how these birds use a cactus for it's home, nest, and protection!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have never seen this before Sharon, would not have expected a bird to be nesting in such a prickly spot, but it makes sense when you think about it!! Excellent shot.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

What a cool surprise! Looks like both of you were in the right place at the right time.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so cute. you have such a good eye. i have enjoyed catching up on your photos. some really great images.

Randy said...

Talk about home security.

Lowell said...

Absolutely amazing shot! Talk about serendipity! It seems the little wren wanted to find a protected place for its nest!

Magpie said...

Such a neat surprise! I think I've seen this nest before at DBG? Maybe?

Regina K said...

Wow what an amazing capture, stunning.

It would be fun to get a group of us bloggers connected at the Blue Bird...

Jarart said...

How lucky that was! The birds that nest here need not worry about cats climbing up to raid the nest! Perfect protection.

Jack said...

Being a guy instead of a cactus wren is a pretty good deal. Nice timing!

RedPat said...

Luck was with you on this one!

john (johneskey.com) said...

He has a pretty nice home there.

Thérèse said...

Marvelous picture of this cactus wren!

Haddock said...

So intricate and beautiful are the ways of nature.
Look at the place where she has built the nest.
All those thorns will ensure total protection.

JM said...

This is lovely! Well spotted.