I have a new quiz for you, but first the results of the last quiz . What a surprise I got when I looked at the results. I posted a photo of a Cactus Wren, (Yes, folks, it is a Cactus Wren). Surprisingly, out of 133 votes cast, it got only 8, as in eight, total votes. I surmise that it was because the bird is from my area here in the southwest, and most of you are not familiar with it. And apparently, most of you don’t own any bird guides. But that’s okay, I got you to participate, and that’s what this all about. Just having fun. If I can get one or two you hooked on birding, my job will be done.
The Cactus Wren has a white brow, similar to the Carolina Wren, but there the similarity stops for the most part. The Cactus has a varied spotted breast, barred wings, and streaked back. The lower breast is slightly buff, not as bold as the buff breast of the Carolina.
You done me good, by having 133 of you take part in the voting, and I am happy about that. Here are the total votes of each bird offered.
Carolina Wren, a whopping 73 votes.
Rock Wren, was second with 42 votes.
Canyon Wren garnered 9.
Cactus Wren. 8 correct votes.
Bewick’s Wren, one vote.
Thanks to all for participating.
Okay, now for the new quiz. This one is a simple one. Is this bird a Tufted Titmouse, or a Black-crested Titmouse. Vote below and choose between the two titmouses listed. Results posted next week. Have fun!