Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cactus Wren

I took this photo this morning during my Guided Bird Hike at Lake Havasu State Park.  He was singing his heart out in a Palo Verde tree along the Sunset Trail. There are only a couple of bird songs that I immediately associate with the South West, one is the noisy call of the Great-tailed Grackle and the other is the distinct clatter of the Cactus Wren. I still remember my astonishment when Jeanette’s Uncle Allen identified the song of a Cactus Wren outside in a palm tree while we were sitting inside in our trailer in an RV park in Mesa, Arizona. I couldn’t understand how he could possibly identify the bird just from the sound.  That was a lot of birds ago. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your rememberarie, Jim. Dad would be proud.