Wile E. Roadrunner


What, you ask, is the Greater Roadrunner, the State Bird of New Mexico, doing sitting on a fence?

It is hanging out, waiting for what it hopes will be its next meal to come to a bird feeder! I was unaware that roadrunners ate other birds until a couple of weeks ago. A roadrunner was sitting by a hummingbird feeder, and it jumped up and tried to snatch a hummingbird in mid-flight. Look at that beak! Look at that claw! I moved the hummingbird feeder that day. I’m in the process now of moving all the bird feeders away from the block wall.

Lying in wait

The roadrunner can eat all the lizards in the woodpile it wants!


The Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner

This guy (girl?) is the State Bird of New Mexico. At least one family lives in my neighborhood, and they walk on the block walls, eat lizards in the woodpile, make very interesting sounds, and just entertain in general.

This one was sitting outside my bedroom window this morning, but I could not get a photo. That will teach me to wash the windows more often!

He didn’t really want to be photographed, but let me get this one before he ran across the road and up the street, using the sidewalk!