Saturday, April 23, 2011

Get even more pollen on!

Cactus Wren (Ned Harris 4/22/11)
Gila Woodpecker (Ned Harris 4/22/11)
White-winged Dove (Ned Harris 4/22/11)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Ned Harris 4/22/11)
These birds are foaming at the mouth! Okay, not really, but they are enjoying the beautiful saguaro flowers. The Cactus wren is a well-adapted desert bird whose song sounds like a motor that won't turn over. The Gila Woodpecker has a loud (rather annoying, to my ears) call. (Those attempting to steal nectar from my hummingbird feeder would do well not to announce themselves.)  White-winged doves migrate here in time for the saguaro flowers. The Curve-billed Thrasher's call is a two-syllable whit-wheet.
And Ned Harris' call sounds like a shutter clicking.

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