When I was a kid, I (like everyone else) watched the Roadrunner cartoons. Who could forget those cartoons?
Now, as an adult, and to my great delight, I get to watch the roadrunner show live! This roadrunner (no, we haven’t named the roadrunner yet, because there’s no easy way to distinguish the males from the females) has been around a lot, probably because we have a multiplicity of graveled roads on our property. Yes, roadrunners really do like roads. It’s part and parcel of their hunting strategy. This roadrunner jumped up on some stacked rocks for a better look around, and I was able to frame the bird against the backdrop of our newly painted storage trailer. The roadrunner allowed me to approach to within about 40 feet.