The Curve-Billed Thrashers built their nest between the chicken wire covering the chickens' yard and the tarp we have over the chicken feeder. There used to be a cholla cactus next to one of the horse pens but it got really big and the critters kept getting thorns so Jerry took it out two years ago. The Thrashers used to build their nest in that cholla. I have no idea what prompted them to choose this spot! There are plenty of other cholla nearby! I decided to check recently to see if there was an egg in the nest.
Mr. and Mrs. Thrasher were keeping a close eye on me from the yucca next to the hen house and scolding me quite loudly!
Egg, heck! They had an almost grown chick in there! No wonder they were watching me so closely!
Linking up with Nancy and Lisa for Rural Thursday.