Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Roadrunner Near The Colorado River

DesertDale father feeding "Roadrunner" in his backyard in 2002.

Good morning folks.  Hope you all are enjoying yourselves as much as DesertDale and Kitfoxgal are out near the Colorado River or I should say at our site near Parker.

The "Roadrunner"walks or runs on the ground.  He will fly only when necessary.  They are fast, running 15 miles in a hour, with faster spurts when he is chasing his dinner, like a lizard.
 They feed on insects, reptiles, rodents and birds.  They also catches lizards,  snakes, mice and ground squirrels.  They also may eat cactus fruit and seeds.
They may mate for life.  They nest in dense bush, low trees or cactus an rarely on the ground.  They live in the southwest of the United States.  (map from goggle)
Lunch time.  Enjoy life.  Kitfoxgal

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