13 April 2011

Charged by a 'runner...TEXAS (11 April)



Well after a morning with the cardinals on the Tacubaya Ranch in the blind we were looking for some other action and so just for a laugh tried putting on a brief burst of tape of Greater Roadrunner, to which one of these very odd cuckoos answered in less than half a second and then appeared to charge at our blind, which was a little bit of a shock, but not so much so that I did not raise my camera and capture the awesome bird as it was puffed up in full territorial mode! They are a personal favorite of mine and I was so glad to see one again. There can be fewer American birds with such character!

More from the ranch to come...

1 comment:

Mary said...

Great Roadruner images. I would love to see these again one day~