Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Building a Nest

Bewick's Wren (Thyromanes bewickii) building a nest
I was walking along by a thicket of dense oak and scrub, and just under the bridge I spotted a brown and white blur hopping about.

Upon closer inspection, I was struck by bold white eyebrows, a long tail, and soft brown back, white throat.


I carried A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson because I don't know my birds, and learned this little lady is a Bewick's Wren. She was carrying small feathers and twigs to deposit them in a cavity in the footbridge.


I thought of the Earth Wind and Fire song, Build Your Nest...


Build yo nest

Build yo nest on tenderness...

2 comments:

  1. Well this made my night. Just found your blog. Keep writing. Beautiful.

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