Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Roadrunner-beep, beep

I spotted this Greater Roadrunner south of where I live just over a week ago but I twisted my knee so wasn't up to sitting at my computer to upload and process these pics.
Roadrunners are fairly uncommon in my county. The last ones I saw in Fremont County were a pair together in Jan 2015
This roadrunner spent about 10 minutes just perched behind some grass (first two pics), presumably it thought it was hidden behind the grass.
When it moved, it moved quickly across short open stretches then slowed again when behind a few blades of tall grass, even stopping to stretch as shown just above.
In the pic just above it was moving quickly across a short open area--as above, it takes on a sleek low profile. It makes me think I hear it a 'beep, beep' as it takes off. SeEtta