The Greater Roadrunner

RoadrunnerD_DSC0016I coughed all night, and told Kathy in the morning that I wouldn’t go to work, and went back to sleep. When I awoke and looked out the window, there he (or she) was, standing on the porch railing. I jumped up and got my camera. For at least an additional five minutes, he walked from one end of the railing to the other, and hopped on and off the table. At one point, he flew closer, getting as close as he could to the window that I stood behind, and looked me right in the eye. He raised and lowered his crest, flicked his tail up and down and puffed out his feathers.



Roadrunner_DSC0013We’ve seen roadrunners around here before. His interest in our porch may be due to the abundance of songbirds at the suspended feeder or seed block that sits atop the overturned bird bath. It’s a little early for lizards and snakes, although the bird may know more than we do about how much longer winter may last.



About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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4 Responses to The Greater Roadrunner

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Oh my what a beautiful bird. Your pictures are amazing!


  2. Lorrie says:

    These are amazing. Thanks for getting off your sick bed to capture these! My advice: sleep with a mask or bandana over your mouth so you get humidity and if you get even a small fever, go for a Z-pack of azithromycin.


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