Road Runners..

desert_cat_caFebruary 3, 2014

Yesterday i discovered two road runners in my backyard..

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hostanista

The coyote can't be far behind. MEEP MEEP!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 5:13PM
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catherinet

Hmmm.....You never hear about road runners. Are they birds? Are they like chickens?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 4:49PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:48PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

desert_cat_ca: It's hard to think of road runners as real birds, but finding two in your backyard is wonderful!

Claire

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 7:34PM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

From the National Geographic channel: video: Roadrunner vs. Rattlesnake

Claire (who didn't know much of anything about roadrunners except for the cartoon)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 7:41PM
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tmff

I saw these quite frequently when I lived in western Louisiana for a little while. (I know you're asking- who the heck lives in western Louisiana and why. It was military-related.) Anyway, they really do dart across the road. Although back when I would see them I wasn't keeping track of bird species yet. Suppose I could retroactively add it to my life list.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 8:21PM
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catherinet

Thanks for those links Claire.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 8:01AM
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desert_cat_ca

Discovered another road runner in my yard..He jumped into the neighbor's who live behind me and snatched up a little sparrow..Coyotes are not far behind i do live in the desert..

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 9:10PM
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