Saturday, April 8, 2017

At the Front Door


This little fellow appeared to be guarding the front door to his home inside the saguaro cactus.  I think he was a little wary of me standing below him so he kept flying away and returning quickly to sit at the entrance again.  I didn't see any activity inside but, there probably was a family in there and he was being the protector.

12 comments:

Lowell said...

This is a super shot! You have what it takes to make a great photographer - patience! Not a doctor, though. For that you need patients. :)

Judy said...

That's a nice little home he has there.

Steve Reed said...

Do you know what kind of bird it is?

I checked into growing African daisies in England. We can grow a variety here, but they don't look like yours -- in fact, they're purple! I suspect the orange ones need more heat and drier conditions than we can easily provide.

Christine said...

A brilliant shot, Sharon! He's definitely on high alert!
Love seeing the saguaro up close too!

William Kendall said...

He's certainly quite aware of you!

RedPat said...

He is looking right at you, Sharon!

Catalyst said...

Is that a cactus wren?

bill burke said...

A fantastic shot, Sharon and you're not getting any closer to his front door. :)

Lois said...

What a cutie!

Jack said...

You have a good eye to spot the sentinel.

Bob Crowe said...

I don't doubt that you are correct. A guardian must be watchful and aggressive.

Kate said...

Looks like a cozy abode.