Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nest Among Thorns

I don't know how they do it, except maybe by having few nerves in the feet. This curve-billed thrasher mom wasn't crazy about me parking right next to her nest, but then she must have been a bit crazy to settle in so close to where cars go by. Crazy or not, she didn't stay away too long. I took some pictures inside as best I could with the cholla pieces blocking the best views.

There were three eggs,  but I could only get two in the shot.

Even though I couldn't see in very well, mom could pop in or out fairly quickly. I wonder how long before the eggs hatch? Oh, and this is a Chain Fruit Cholla

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