The Roadrunner, our State Bird


When I was a kid, I (like everyone else) watched the Roadrunner cartoons. Who could forget those cartoons?

Roadrunner cartoon

Roadrunner cartoon

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.

Roadrunner

Roadrunner

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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