Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Very Sociable Wren

This Cactus Wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) along the Quail Run Trail at the Desert Botanical Garden was almost tame last week as I browsed the inner garden.  Hopping along the path close enough that I could have nearly stepped on her, she chipped, hopped about, circled me, and finding I had no hand-outs for her, continued on her merry avian way, searching for food elsewhere - when a creature's brain is about the size of a pistachio, I'm pretty sure the basic 3F instincts (food, flight, and fornication) occupy most of the CPU's run time.  Doubtful that she'd would recognize me a second time, especially since I had no food or shiny baubles for her.  But I was happy she posed long enough to get several pictures taken.

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