Cactus Wren ~ Nesting Female by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken in Tucson, Az 2-26-10 with Canon Powershot SX10IS

This large wren is a permanent resident of arid regions, particularly cactus deserts and dry hill country. It is often seen perched atop a cactus or other vegetation, delivering its unusual song or attending to its large stick nest.

VOICE Song is a rapid series of guttural _ga_notes, sounding like a combustion engine that won’t “turn over”. Calls include low, growling, corvid like kraw,krot, and kok notes, sometimes in series.

Cactus Wren is the Official state bird of Arizona!


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    So nice to see her in the nesting position Kim, awesome find and capture, nicely documented as well

  • She damn near took my head off as I was walking! I didn’t even hear her and I don’t think she noticed me until I dodged her! She was on a mission and no one was going to stop her…lol. Thank you Larry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture and documentation Kimberly!! Well done!!

  • Thank you so very much Blair, I do appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    What a cool image Kim. I know we have wrens here in Colorado but I have only seen one here on the farm and I was really surprised to have seen it. They are so small and not very colorful so easily missed. Amazing they like the cactus. Barb

  • Thank you so much Barbara! They are everywhere here! You can’t look in any given direction and poof there is one…lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you my dear!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Awesome capture of this well protected and camouflaged nesting bird.

  • Thank you very much my friend! I was thrilled to see her so focused as she was!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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