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Two images today of a Cactus Wren perched on an Ocotillo and enjoying the warm morning sun.
The Cactus Wren is Arizona’s state bird. Although I don’t always agree with the policy decisions made by our state government, choosing the Cactus Wren to represent Arizona was an excellent choice. This bird, the largest member of the wren family, is not only beautiful, but it has among the most engaging personalities of any species of wildlife that I routinely encounter.
Cactus Wrens are quick-witted opportunists, always looking to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. They are engaging and their antics are funny at times. I’d like to think that this bird’s bold personality comes across in these images.
Images made with a Canon R5, Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 IS L zoom lens, M setting (auto ISO), ISO 500, f7.1 @ 1/1250, +1/3 stop exposure compensation.