Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Introducing ...

. . . a new Tucson family!


Previous blog posts about these Curve-Billed Thrashers:
Nest-Building Curve-Billed Thrasher
Nesting updates on the homefront: CURVE-BILLED THRASHER

8 comments:

Laura said...

Amazing photo! This reminds me of a Uccello painting---the clear colors, limpid light, crisp edges and lots of stacatto, leaning verticals (the cactus prickles here, lances and spears in Uccello.)

Endment said...

Breath taking
I have missed so many lovely things because of the internet problems.... These are wonderful!

Jimmy said...

Just wonderful!!!Great picture.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's very sweet. A lovely family and fantastic photo.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

What endment said. I love your photos.

chiefbiscuit said...

So sweet! What a treat to have something like that to observe and wonder ...

Pam in Tucson said...

laura - I looked up Uccello. He's new to me. Saw two panels of The Battle of San Romano. I see what you mean.

endment - I was wondering what happened. I was missing your posts. This was a difficult photo - backlit, sun in my eyes, trying to avoid catclaw, mesquite and paloverde (that's the out of focus stuff in front) and still get close enough.

Thanks, jimmy and cynthia! I was very fortunate to be able to get as close as I did - which is still pretty far away. I think the parent Thrashers are getting used to this two-footed creature walking around with a big black thing protruding from its face :)

rd and chiefbiscuit - It was such a treat, as you said. I checked on the nest yesterday and saw the little ones. Today, they're deep back inside cheeping when food arrives.

lené said...

Very cool. Nice shot too!