Sunday, February 1, 2015
What's in a Name?
14 species. This Rock Wren was one I was able to photograph. I like the organized names in the Wren Family, most of their names give you a clue to where you will find them, in this case on the rocks! Other descriptive wren names are Canyon Wren, Marsh Wren, House Wren, and Cactus Wren. The Cactus Wren has been the most consistent wren over the past two weeks here in the desert. It is the largest and most vocal of the wrens and usually found on top of a Saguaro Cactus, cackling away. Although I did not get a photo, during our walk we saw a pair of Cactus Wrens building a nest in a Cholla Cactus. Incidentally the Rock Wren in the above photo, a shyer quieter bird, was also hanging out with its mate. Spring seems to be arriving in the desert in spite of the winter like weather.