July 14, 2008
Gail Buquoi saw this Canyon Wren at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Fredericksburg, Texas.
"I could hear him singing from a long distance away," said Gail. She photographed the energetic wren (Catherpes mexicanus)
with a Nikon D300, a 200-400mm lens, and a 1.4X teleconverter.
It just so happens that Gail's Canyon Wren becomes the 200th species in Photo of the Week. We've featured multiple photos of a few species, such as Northern Cardinal and Peregrine Falcon, giving us a total of more than 270 photos over the last five years. Congratulations Gail!
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots:Balcones Canyonlands in TexasKofa National Wildlife Refuge in ArizonaLas Vegas National Wildlife Refuge in New MexicoView a Cactus WrenView another Cactus Wren
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