Found out yesterday that Arizona’s state bird is the cactus wren. Huh. News to me since I didn’t even know states had birds. I mean, I knew they had birds, but I didn’t know that they had bona fide, official, you-are-our-mascot types of birds. In Arizona, that office is held by the cactus wren.
What did I find out about this little creature? Well, in terms of diet, I share much in common with the cactus wren. I am an omnivore and so is she. I like to eat seeds, fruits – and yes – small animals, and so does the cactus wren. O’ course she chooses wasps and frogs; I myself prefer quails and chickens.
Furthermore, according to the people who make Wikipedia, the cactus wren “forms permanent pair bonds AND the pair defends a territory where they live all through the year.” Well, guess what? I do that exact same thing!!! I am amazing at territory defense and permanent pair bonding! You should see me. I’m like professional. I feel like Wikipedia took my life and put it under the cactus wren heading. The resemblance is uncanny.
So when I found out how similar the cactus wren and I were and are, I decided I needed to colour in a cactus wren colouring page like now. So I googled it and it literally took me 2 seconds to find it. Right HERE at Super Coloring! It was meant to be, I tell you.
And then I decided that colouring pencils just weren’t good enough for my birdish soul mate. So I broke out the paints. Ya, baby.
A little while later, with the help of my paints and brushes, I had my very own pretty little cactus wren to hang in the kitchen to remind me that I and nature have much in common and are maybe even one and the same.
I hope you have a lovely Easter. I know the cactus wren and I will.