|This guy liked where he was at and didn't want to leave.|
|Here is looking at cha.|
|Sunrise at the Reserve|
The parent in all of us can identify with this bird in the fact that there is never enough food. Geococcyx californianus, Greater roadrunner.
While watching for a Red Headed woodpecker at the Hagerman NWR on one of the many oil pump jack roads, I noticed this bird running back and forth in several clumps of brush chasing something . I moved a bit closer. Then roadrunner began running alongside of the road carrying it’s bounty, stopping from time to time to look in clumps of brush. I guess it had room for more food?? I saw right away the snake, but it was near the end or the run that I saw the locust in addition.
The Road runner traveled at least a quarter mile after collecting food for the chicks at the nest or hiding place. I did not see where that was. I followed the bird until it turned and looked at me and then ran into the underbrush. I guess, that was my queue to move on. I did so after several minutes of watching the area for more activity from the roadrunner.
|Everyone is eating grasshoppers|
|Another pretty face (Turkey Vulture)|
|Mom brought me another grasshopper, What is up with that?|
Are there no worms?