Friday, January 30, 2009

A Curved Bill Thrasher for SkyWatch Friday


It has been too long since I last posted for SkyWatch Friday. My job tends to get in the way of blogging but I took this picture earlier in the week and thought it would be a good one.
This is one of my resident Curved Billed Thrashers sitting on top of the big Prickly Pear Cactus in my yard. I wonder if he is anxious for Spring to arrive?
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Here are some of my earlier SkyWatch pictures.

10 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice shot.

Diane C. said...

Lovely sky picture, I like the curved bill thrasher on the cactus too. Beautiful Tucson blog!

Sioux said...

Great shot...love the thrasher!

Deborah Godin said...

The bird looks like it's watching the sky, too. Neat shot!

Carol said...

Nice shot...esp when enlarged...there is a sparkle in the thrasher's eye...I always wondered what a prickley pear cactus was...not in Ohio...

nadia said...

The bird sitting on the cactus completes your beautiful picture :)

Birdfreak said...

Nice shot, a great subject for Skywatch Friday!

Good birding to you!

Aiyana said...

Great photo. Did your Split Rock flower ever open?
Aiyana

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I like the way the bill of the thrasher goes with the curves of the cactus.

Dee said...

Thanks for all your comments!
Aiyana- I am still waiting for the buds (two of them now) to open. I have never had one bloom so don't know if the cold is slowing them down, or if they will open at all. I keep hoping and they keep pushing out a bit more everyday.