Saturday, April 19, 2014

High-rise condominium.....for the birds

When I went to the botanical garden last Friday, I was standing next to this very large Cardon cactus taking a photo of a wonderful bloom close to the ground when I noticed a tremendous amount of birdsong in the air.  I looked up at this cactus and saw all the holes in it.  About that time, a starling came flying into the scene, perched at the entrance to one of those holes and feeding the kids inside.

Then another little brown bird flew in and did exactly the same and finally a woodpecker came flying in to another one of the holes with a mouth full for the youngsters.

I had stumbled on  to a high-rise condominium for the birds.  It was nice to see such a culturally diverse group of avians all living in the same building....er... cactus.













If you look closely, you can see a young bird peeking out from this opening.

And here's momma, who came back with a bit to eat for the little ones.


Reminder:  The theme for May is "Squares".

16 comments:

Birdman said...

Home is where you find it. No matter species, I guess. Then invite your friends over.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It must be cool in the summer inside the cactus.

Judy said...

It's kind of a wonder that the cactus still survives with all those big holes in it.

William Kendall said...

I do wonder how the cactus makes do with those holes, but if trees keep flourishing despite the holes for birds and squirrels, these must do okay. Terrific shots!

RedPat said...

These are great, Sharon! And what a variety of birds.

cieldequimper said...

Love your title :-) and the second shot is simply marvellous, thanks for the peek inside!

Jack said...

Very cool, Sharon.

Randy said...

Nothing like a room with a view.

Steve Reed said...

It's amazing how creatures adapt to their environments!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so special and cute

llandudnopictures said...

Great find!

José Mendonça said...

What a wonderful find!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Loooove this Sharon. Aren't birds and animals so well able to adapt to their surroundings.. I think this could be a bit like having security screens on your home :)

Kate said...

What an interesting sight!!

Kate said...

What an interesting sight!!

Kate said...

What an interesting sight!!