21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Starling With Nest in Saguaro Cactus

This starling was busy building a nest in a hole within the saguaro cactus in the Arizona desert. She had just brought sticks into it and was preparing to go find more. You can see the small entrance behind her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Dianna Bell