The Roadrunner

Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) belongs to the Cuckoo Family.
This one ran across the road, while we were on our way to Pine Creek trailhead in
Red Rocks, Nevada. June 2007.

Roadrunners are famous for being quick enough to catch and eat rattlesnakes, so be nice to them.
They can reach speeds up to 17 miles per hour.
Their lifespan is about 8 years.

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Kellfe - Jun 10, 2007 2:56 pm - Voted 10/10

What a cute bird!!!

I loved it!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 11, 2007 1:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a cute bird!!!

Thank you Kelly. This type of bird visits my garden at home quite often and he's not too afraid of me, but that one in the desert was completely wild. Soon after I got this pic, he ran off.

steste

steste - Jun 21, 2007 12:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Is it the same.....

....Wile E. Coyote is trying to catch ?
Nice picture. As usual.
Beep-Beep.
S.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 21, 2007 3:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Is it the same.....

He, he. Thank you :)

klwagar

klwagar - Jul 11, 2007 6:46 pm - Voted 10/10

This is

a bird I've always wanted to see! Lucky you that he even visits!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 11, 2007 10:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This is

Yes, it's fun to see them. They always have this sneaky look in their eyes.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Aug 1, 2007 3:44 pm - Voted 10/10

super pose!

How long did you have to wait for this bird to give you this look?

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 1, 2007 4:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: super pose!

I was running after him. I think this is his " would you please get lost" type of look ;)

dai tora

dai tora - Oct 3, 2007 5:12 pm - Voted 10/10

superb photo

it's first time i see a roadrunner .
thank you very much for this superb photo .

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 3, 2007 11:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: superb photo

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the photo.

stjepan

stjepan - Nov 1, 2007 4:21 am - Voted 10/10

Beep beep

Like in that cartoon movie;)
Great photo, as usual.You are an amazing observer, Anya,I envy you.stjp.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Nov 1, 2007 3:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beep beep

Thanks Stjepan. Yes, I always look around for wildlife. They cannot hide from me ;) Cheers.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 1, 2008 5:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Roadrunners

& coyotes, two of my favorite critters!!! I'm
smiling ... what about a Chuckwalla lizard, I suppose it could hide from you! I think the Mojave desert has more Chuckwalla lizards than the Sonoran ... I don't know, I haven't counted them lately! Thanks for your vote!!!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 1, 2008 7:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Roadrunners

Imagine that there is a roadrunner living in our neighbourhood. He comes over to our backyard, jumps into one of my hanging pots (which is currently empty) and just relaxes there! It is so funny. He's not even afraid of my dog. The roadrunners you see in the wild are a lot more skittish.
As for chuckwallas, I only saw it once in California desert. Have a good one!

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