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MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 2, 2007
9:11 PM

Post #3046632

A lucky grab shot. They are snoopy birds!
Mickey

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Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2007
9:20 PM

Post #3046651

Ha! I like this photo a lot! Thanks

Dea
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 2, 2007
9:34 PM

Post #3046686

Glad you made it over here! Now, where are the REST of the roadrunner pics? Please add more to this thread :)
lilyfantn
Kingsport, TN
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2007
9:37 PM

Post #3046692

Oh oh oh! I just love these birds! They look postively dinosaurean! How lucky you are to live where you can see them - thanks for sharing with us!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

January 2, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #3046793

They are really cool looking. Nice shot Mickey!
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2007
10:09 PM

Post #3046796

No wonder Wiley Coyote never got him! LOL :)

Dea
halo
Citra, FL

January 2, 2007
10:48 PM

Post #3046935

I dont think Ive ever seen a picture of one of those...neat!
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 3, 2007
4:26 AM

Post #3048001

More roadrunner picts...

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MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 3, 2007
4:29 AM

Post #3048009

Last roadrunner photo

Mickey

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2007
4:39 AM

Post #3048026

oh those are to cute!!!!
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 3, 2007
4:59 AM

Post #3048046

Roadrunners (and cactus wrens!) are such comical birds, too :)
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



January 3, 2007
5:05 AM

Post #3048050

Wow! Great pictures indeed!

I was always under the impression that they were bigger than that. (Too many days of watching the "Runroader" cartoon with my son when he was little.

Are your photos of a mature bird, or a young one?
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 3, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #3050415

Sadly it's not my photo but shots my husband took. I didn't see the roadruner when her was here. We don't have as many as there use to be around here. I see them only once in a while. It's funny to hear them cry they sound like a donkey that's sick...
Sorry I didn't get his age so I can't say if he is an adult.
They are realy snoopy little birds.
Mickey
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 3, 2007
11:00 PM

Post #3050562

It's an adult. :) It's funny how much 'fluff' birds are. ;-) I'm so used to judging how "big" a bird is by its body mass; I don't consider tails and such when comparing. Interestingly, in the hand, a roadrunner's body isn't too much bigger than a male great-tailed grackle's body--and roughly the same size of the female black-billed magpie I had.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

January 3, 2007
11:46 PM

Post #3050723

Great photos, Mickey! We sometimes have a roadrunner, but I would say he's much bigger than your lovely critter. I would have guessed that yours was a baby, as the one I usually see here would be about twice his size. But Magpied knows birds waaaaay better than me. I've never been able to get a photo of the roadrunner (yet...)!
Birdlady_Susie
Mesa, AZ

January 4, 2007
2:58 AM

Post #3051406

Are they 2 different roadrunners MickeyAZ? First one looks like a male and the second one a juvie or a female...

Susie
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 4, 2007
3:15 AM

Post #3051428

Same bird. Just different shoots...all taken one after another.

Mickey
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2007
1:05 PM

Post #3052068

So they really do exist and not just a figment of Saturday morning childhoods growing up. How special. : ) Great that you shared them. A really stuip remark hre , but so they go beep-beep? LOL What do they sound like?
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 4, 2007
5:03 PM

Post #3052692

Great photos, Mickey! Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



January 4, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #3053770

http://www.mangoverde.com/birdsound/index.html

Here's what I found with two sound bites of a roadrunner. To me they both sound different, and I can't hear the beep-beep...beep-beep
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2007
11:15 PM

Post #3053778

I didn't realize they are that small! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Sharon
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 4, 2007
11:19 PM

Post #3053788

No, they don't have a vocalization that sounds like 'beep-beep'. They can make a 'clicking' sound--and a 'purring' type, too. (I don't have sound on my computer so I'm not visiting the link posted above.)
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 4, 2007
11:45 PM

Post #3053859

My guess is that the pot w/ flowers isn't all that small :)
okus

(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3053867

Road Runner snapped last year hunting for lunch.

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okus

(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #3053877

Same bird, road running!! No beep beep though. :>)) He/She was about the size of a chicken.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2007
11:52 PM

Post #3053880

oh ok, it's that 3d effect! Looked small next to the plant!
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 4, 2007
11:58 PM

Post #3053895

Great photos MickeyAz. I love these guys. We live in far east Texas and I see more here than the years we lived in Az. We had one that lived in our drive for a few summers. We wondered if it was nesting but never saw offspring. Locals say these birds consider snakes a delicacy. I will gladly encourage the road runner to hang out at my house. And, have never heard them before, thanks JoanJ.
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 5, 2007
12:08 AM

Post #3053925

My roadrunner is standing next to a 10" pot. I just measured it. I have never heard any beep beep but when they call for a mate it sounds like a sick donkey, you whould never think it was from a roadrunner.
If they know you are watching them, they try and hide. They're very funny.
We've had them hang around the house before and he would always swoop down for the rood or a tree with something in his mouth, like a lizzard or a smake. They eat all kind of baby birds and quail too.
Mickey
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 5, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #3053929

This is an old pic of one of the roadrunners I've cared for (a youngin'). I don't know *what* happened with this pic. When I copy the black & white image from a Word doc, this is what happens... lol

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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 5, 2007
12:16 AM

Post #3053940

Magpied,

He/she is a cutie!
TxTurqoize
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2007
4:01 AM

Post #3054657

aww...I just love roadrunners! They are EVERYWHERE in these here parts...runnin' alongside your car down dusty caliche roads...nice feathers too... great baby shot, magpied.. :)

Melanie
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 5, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #3055117

Melanie,

Are Roadrunners a 'pest' to humans? Or, are they just cute and fun to watch?

Marilyn
magpied
Phoenix, AZ

January 5, 2007
4:59 PM

Post #3055738

Please define "pest". I don't consider roadrunners to be a pest but there is always someone who will find fault with anything ya' can think of.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 6, 2007
4:14 AM

Post #3057723

Magpied,

I didn't really mean pest. I just don't know anything about the roadrunners. They look like a cute and fun bird to watch.

Birds aren't pesky, but I just didn't know anything about birds in the Southwest. I'm just interested.

;-))

Marilyn
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 6, 2007
4:22 AM

Post #3057735

they are so cute
MickeyAz
Cave Creek, AZ

January 6, 2007
4:08 PM

Post #3058671

Road Runners are very curious birds. They can be hand feed with hamburger meat.I have no idea how you do it. I have had them looking into the sliding glass door.
Some people don't like them because they eat baby birds,lizzards and of course no one cares that they eat snakes. My neighbor has one that hangs around her place. She has a barn and he's always checking stuff out. I think they all have their own territory.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

January 6, 2007
4:57 PM

Post #3058862

Mickey,

Thanks for the information! It would be fun to hand feed them and get up that close to them. It's must be really funny to see them looking into the glass patio doors. What a hoot!

Road Runners are neat, cute and fun! And, now I know, very curious birds. ;-))

Post more photos and more of the activities of the Road Runners when you can please.

Marilyn

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