Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ruffled Feathers


This curved-billed thrasher was getting his feathers ruffled by the wind as he sat atop this cactus.

18 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wonderful shot...!

Kate said...

He certainly stands out against the deep blue sky!

Karl said...

Haha, cute! Wonderful shot Sharon.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Doesn't look a very comfy seat! Nice shot though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely shot Sharon, my what a long beak he has. I haven't seen one of these before.

Kathy said...

I am always amazed at how their little feet (and even their bodies) don't get speared with all those spines.

Thérèse said...

I like very much this kind of picture depicting the moments we often see but never have enough time to position the camera and take a picture from.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We were away for the holiday weekend, as you know, so i am just catching up on your holiday posts today. I love your Tovrea Castle at sunrise photo.

I assume that today's bird is gathering some warm rays of the sun to offset the breeze.

Birdman said...

He looks pretty 'cool' up there with nothing but the wind in his future.

Jarart said...

Ouch! Not a very comfy seat! I wonder how they keep from getting needled!

RedPat said...

What a sky! He must have to sit very gingerly.

Teresa said...

Great shot, but I'm glad I'm not a bird--ouch!

glenda said...

Great spot to check out his environment.

Lowell said...

I really, really like this picture!

Regina K said...

Well capture, great eye.

Jack said...

Nice bird shot, Sharon. I hope he had a comb with him.

Randy said...

Now that's an unusual looking bird.

JM said...

Lovely! What a great capture.