(photo courtesy wikipedia)
I remember the first time I ever saw a roadrunner, and not the one that tortures Wily E Coyote. (did I spell that right??)
Although they can fly, they spend most of their time on the ground. We've seen them catch lizards. Sometimes they are very curious, and don't run away.
I've heard that they can get very used to humans.
This morning, I saw one hop in the big mesquite tree in our front 'yard' (not really a yard, no grass...).
I wandered outside to see what he was doing.
He/She has built a nest.
See his/her head? Right in the middle of the picture, through all the leafy foliage.
So, I guess I'm going to have to try to keep the maurading cat away, and hope for the best.
Right after I snapped this picture, she ran out of the tree, and then I could see her nest.
We had a birds nest on our side porch for the past couple of weeks, I was enjoying watching Mama feed her babies. The other day, I realized that I had not heard them all day. I climbed up to see - gone. There are fresh claw marks on the post nearby. Owl? Bobcat? :(
I'll keep my fingers crossed for the possible road runner babies.