Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Yes, we are growing roadrunners at our place. While we had one failed nest a couple months ago which I believe was depredated by crows, we had this apparently new Greater Roadrunner show up in recent weeks. This one is not Cory, our regular who has been around for three years. Nor is it Gerry, the male which showed up last winter to be Cory's mate. These are interesting and fun to have around to observe. Our grandson named this one "Roadie." We really don't name all our wildlife but made exceptions for these nearly "pet" wild animals. They are voracious grasshopper eaters. Unfortunately, our lizard population has suffered from the roadrunners but it's been enjoyable watching these goofy birds.