Sunday, December 14, 2008

Continuing the "birds at the botanical gardens" series, look closely a this image to find two verdin on this cholla cactus (click on the image for a larger version). 

Most people would walk right by never noticing the small grey birds with the yellow heads. Nor would they spot the nest they've made (the mass of twigs in the center, one bird is poking its head out of it). It's their secret hideaway. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this shot I thought it was an underwater shot. It was hard to put it in it's proper environment and perspective without clicking on the larger version.

What a place to make a home!