Capturing The Moment — Roadrunner Interested In Having A Conversation   7 comments

Road Runner Collage blogGreater Roadrunner On The Patio — Images by kenne

I was sitting on the patio when this guy jumped up on the wall, about eight feet from me and started making talking noise, so I began making a similar noise back. He was looking at the water fountain to his left and the olive tree to his right, which is the home of tree lizards. These attractions seemed to neutralize my present. Even so, he continued to talk — maybe he was fussing!

I think he was telling me to leave, while I was wishing I had my camera. Assuming he would not be there if I went for the camera, I still took a chance and went inside.

To my surprise, he was still there when I returned — even more surprised as I moved in closer than I had been when he first appeared. The conversation continued as I clicked away.

One of the characteristics of these birds is that of having a mind of their own — sometimes their behavior is very unpredictable, making them fun to watch and even more so if they carry-on a conversation.

In a few minutes he ran on without a lizard or getting water.

kenne

Road Runner 07-14-13

7 responses to “Capturing The Moment — Roadrunner Interested In Having A Conversation

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  1. Great shots! These are amazing birds, but I just hate when they rob a quail nest. I think he wanted to pose for you 🙂

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  2. Road-runners are very interesting birds. There is something about them that engenders respect and an of awareness of the magic and command of some small creatures. Be on the alert – the road-runner is! Ha ha ha!!!
    Elephant

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  3. What a treat!

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  4. Reblogged this on Bell Book Candle.

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