I was watching the birds out the window yesterday and found a new one I haven't seen before, a Cactus Wren.
It's a very pretty bird, and the two I was watching were busy. One had feathers in it's mouth and landed right in front of The Palms.
|Can you see the feathers in the beak of the bird on the left?|
It then flew to a cactus in our site's cactus garden. It disappeared for a minute, and then was visible again, and I knew there had to be a nest right there.
|You can see the Cactus Wren near the top of the cactus, and it's nest behind it on the left.|
This morning I checked the cactus and got a good look at the large nest. I took a close-up of the entrance, but it was too dark inside the nest to see anything. I love this time of year. All the birds are nesting.
|Large nest in the middle of the cactus.|
|This was our first campsite - #5 - the last dry camping site available.|
|This little cactus garden was part of site #5 - the Cactus Wren nest is here.|
|Rockhound State Park Visitor Center|
Did you know you can publish your blog on Amazon.com and sell it as a Kindle subscription item? It costs 99 cents a month to subscribe and the posts are delivered to your Kindle automatically when they are posted. I decided to publish Me and My Dog ...and My RV. Once it was "live," I became a subscriber to see what it looks like. I thought it was just fine and decided to keep it available.
Of course, anyone can read my blog for FREE right here, but if you'd rather have a Kindle version and are willing to pay the subscription rate of 99 cents per month, click on this link.
If you think you might like the Kindle Version but don't want to commit, there is a 14-day trial period, and if you decide it's not working for you, or not worth the additional expense, just cancel it before the 14 days are up.
Very interesting, huh? Anyone who has a blog and wants to publish it to Kindle through Amazon.com can do so. I checked today and pulled up a report on my blog, and to my surprise I already have subscribers. I don't know how they found me, but I was really pleased.
We've only been here at Rockhound one day, and so far we are loving it. They've got good, well defined trails which I like for me and Katie (they also have rattle snakes, and I figure we'll be safe on a nice trail). I know my friends Gayle and Jim love the trails here, and they are serious hikers, so there's a good range of hiking trails. This afternoon we took the 1.1 mile Thunder Egg Trail and I got some rocks - I'm going to break them open and see if I've found any geodes. I'll show you some photos tomorrow and let you know if we found anything good.
TV reception is also very good here and my Verizon and Internet service are the best so far in Southern New Mexico.
From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everyone! :)