Thursday, December 10, 2009


I love roadrunners. We see them on Overcrest occasionally on our way to church. They seem to be in perpetual motion. I have seen them fly short distances, but mostly I just see them running. They're like a good long-distance runner, consistently fast, but not sprinting. The one below was seen on the grounds of the Living Desert in Palm Desert.

The same roadrunner with a backdrop of poppies.

Much less commonly, roadrunners can be seen standing, usually on a fence. The picture below is blurry, but often the sight of a roadrunner is blurry.

The next roadrunner was photographed in a nest in Jim Coffin's back yard in Redlands.

While we watched this young roadrunner, one of its parents showed up with a lizard in its mouth, apparently trying to coax the youngster out of the nest.

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