New Nest

Checking up on the nesting Cactus Wrens in Embudito Canyon this morning (and it looks like there are two of them), today I see the Curve-billed Thrashers have joined the party.

Curve-billed Thrasher Nesting

Curve-billed Thrasher Nesting

While both species are using cholla for placing their nests, the thrasher seems to prefer these thicker gray twigs for nesting material, in comparison to the lighter, yellowish (grama grass?) material the Cactus Wrens use.

Cactus Wren Nesting

Cactus Wren Nesting


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Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.
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