Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hooded Oriole

Good morning to all you fine folks out there in this land of beauty.

We are on the road once again.  Where I have no idea, I will do something different and let you guess.  Some people don't like others to know where they are.  I guess they are afraid the "little boogie" man will get them. 
as you can see by my message above, I'm not in a very good mood today.  Hope you still enjoy the posting.

DesertDale took these fabulous photos of the "Hooded Oriole" at "Happy Hour" a few days ago,  over at Pearl and John's camp.
This one is setting on a hummingbird feeder.
The girls at  Camp Bouse site was enjoying the beading very mush.  What a hugh collection of beading supplies they have.

DesertDale and Kitfoxgal took their morning walk, with camera, of course. We did spot this "Bendire's Thrasher. DesertDale was calling it a "Cati's Wren", but looked it up in the bird book, when we got back to our site and found out it was a Bendire's Thrasher.

The Bendire's Thrasher  lives in the desert. They look like other thrashers. The Bendire's Thrasher was not identified until 1872. Still little is known about them.
They are a songbird with a long tail.

They are found in the desert, southeastern California eastward into New Mexico and southward through Sonora, Mexico, into northern Sinaloa. In the 1990's they were discovred in Calif. and New Mexico .

They make their nests in shorter cactus like the cholla,teddy bear, Joshua tree, Paulo Verde, mesquite, sagebrush, juniper, and agave.

They feed by their self's on insects from the ground or off of plants. Eating ants, beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, termites, and fruits .

We have just arrived at our Lake Havasu site to watch the "WORCS" Races this week-end.  Then back to Parker.

Enjoy life with who ever you are with, as I am doing.  Kitfoxgal

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