"Life in the city can make you crazy,
For sounds of the sand and the sea.
Life in a high-rise can make you hungry,
For things that you can't even see ..."

Unlike most birds, the Cactus Wren does not migrate for the winter. To shelter itself from the cold, the wren will build the basic nest structure and line it with whatever is locally available to make the nest warm and padded.

Nests have been found lined with chicken, quail, and dove feathers; sheep wool gathered from mesquite thorns or barbed wire; cotton; paper towels; and pieces of clothing.

November 10, 2010



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hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Nov 27, 2010 3:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Cute...

nice picture!
Cheers, Hiltrud

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 27, 2010 7:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute...

Danke, Hiltrud! Die wohlgenährt Vogel sagt "Danke" zu!

Mögen deine Tage fröhlich und hell !!!

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Dec 1, 2010 1:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Ouch!

Looks like it would be painful if perched a certain way. Nice shot. CJ

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 1, 2010 2:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ouch!

Thanks, Mister CJ.. you're absolutely right!

Let's shake our paws on that one..

foster fanning

foster fanning - Dec 1, 2010 2:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Perched...

Spent quite a bit of time trekking and camping in the Az desert mountains. Miss it each spring when I think of the flower blooms and birds. Thanks for checking out Big Horn Ram and your vote...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 1, 2010 9:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Perched...

Not a problem, Foster!

Geez.. talk about a big Ram. Holy toledo..

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