The Cactus Wren has a knack for building nests in prickly areas…
If this nest doesn’t scream out “NO TRESPASSING”, then I don’t know what does.
The Cactus Wren is one of my favorite birds…Photo: Mark Wagner
I wish I could say that it because of his ‘great looks’, but actually it is his personality that I find so attractive.
You see, Cactus Wrens are some of the most curious birds. Whenever, I happen to see one – I always take the time to sit and watch what they are doing. They seem to be particularly attracted to vehicles – golf carts, cars with open sunroofs – you get the picture.
Their choice of nest-building sites is usually found in a Buckhorn Cholla (above), Saguaro or other prickly place that makes the nest difficult for predators to get into.
Cactus Wrens can be found throughout the Desert Southwest, stretching from California to Texas.
**Have you seen any nests in prickly places?