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      Home in the SAGUARO!?

      Last thurs DW and I went, (of coarse with Opie and the chihuahuas), to look for a camp area with a saguaro and shade trees. We go out on the desert BLM land to camp where there are no RV parks and few people. We found a spectacular spot and, wanting to make a list of spots, went to find others. We turned onto a trail that led up to a power line that stretched off into the distance.
      Just as we were about to turn on to follow the power line maintenance road, we spotted a saguaro with sticks in one of its joints. Then I saw what looked like a little eyeball and it MOVED. I stopped the truck and got out and noticed a hawk circling above me.
      Well, to make a long story short, look at the pic. We found two nest, containing two babies in one and one in the other. Ain't that a CUTIE?!?
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      The cactus is awesome enough, but that little face is just precious!
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      Great photo. I'm embarrassed to say I had to google Saguaro -- had no idea what that was.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
      Great photo. I'm embarrassed to say I had to google Saguaro -- had no idea what that was.
      That's ok and nothing to be embarrassed about. It's pronounced "saw-wad-oh"

      We had a teen last week chop an arm off one here in AZ with a sword and is facing felony charges for it. It was 150 yrs old.

      But ain't that little guy/gal CUTE!?!

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      Awesome picture! Also looks like some other creature, maybe a bird, had a hole for a nesting site.

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      Quote Originally Posted by POPTOP View Post
      Awesome picture! Also looks like some other creature, maybe a bird, had a hole for a nesting site.
      Probably a Gila woodpecker

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      Is it unusual to find a nest in the cactus? I would think it would be an uncomfortable place for babies, but maybe the cactus deters predators?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bamps View Post
      Probably a Gila woodpecker
      Had to look that one up.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
      Is it unusual to find a nest in the cactus? I would think it would be an uncomfortable place for babies, but maybe the cactus deters predators?
      You'ld be surprised at the amount of birds and animals that can get around those prickles. JACKRABBITS eat them

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      Quote Originally Posted by POPTOP View Post
      Had to look that one up.
      Yeah, I don't know birds very well. I know they make round holes like that in these saguaros

      This is a Gila Woodpecker, it was in my yard this morning.
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