I am so excited to see the new cactus wren off spring on the ranch once again.
I adore all the birds;but the cactus wren has an energy, a friendliness, and even what appears to be playful ,silliness, that wins over -even the least enthusiastic avian observer.
I am quite certain if it were not for the our canine family, this little wren fledgling would have hopped and hurried its way straight into my kitchen. It explored the hanging steel dinner bell as a child would a set of monkey bars.
I have no choice but to shoot through our back double glass slider. If i attempt to go out onto the porch ,you no who comes tumbling out behind me,ruining any hopes of a shoot, and of course, scaring all the birds away.
There appears to be possible nesting activity going on, in the same lemon tree that i managed to fall out of last year. This year I will observe from afar. Unless of course, a much sturdier photo set up(like a fireman bucket ladder) becomes available; or, I finally give into the expense of a super telephoto lens or find just the right used one in super condition.