Apr 30 2011

Looking For Cars

Published by at 6:55 am under Beyond Bounds


Early this month I spent six days in Nevada and never saw a roadrunner.  It was the one disappointment of my trip.

To compensate, Steve Valasek sent me photos of the roadrunners near his home in New Mexico. 

What does a roadrunner do before he crosses the road?  He looks for cars.  ;)
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(photo by Steve Valasek. Click on the photo to see his roadrunner series.)

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8 Responses to “Looking For Cars”

  1. Kathyon 30 Apr 2011 at 8:04 am

    Beep, Beep! Really cute!!

  2. Marcy Con 30 Apr 2011 at 8:57 am

    When Dan and I got to spend some time in Arizona, we NEVER saw one either. We wanted to see one, since he is an Indiana Road Runner….(he’s a runner.) Flying down the road, we saw Burrowing Owls on tombstone markers and other birds, but no RR…..beep..BEEP!

    Sometimes I think the Brown Thrashers look like RR, esp when they are eating seed under the shrubs along the driveway…

  3. Steve-oon 30 Apr 2011 at 9:01 am

    I didn’t know that you didn’t see any on your trip. My advice would have been to hang out at a Sonic drive-in or some other parking lot. I’ve only seen 1 or 2 that haven’t been on pavement.

  4. Mary DeVon 30 Apr 2011 at 10:43 am

    Meep meep!

  5. Kate St. Johnon 30 Apr 2011 at 10:48 am

    It’s amazing to me that road runners are in the cuckoo family. Who knew?

  6. Steve-oon 30 Apr 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I can’t find out if their young are nest parasites. Doesn’t sound like it. Maybe I’ll send you one Kate ; )

  7. Mary DeVon 01 May 2011 at 11:42 am

    Steve-o — They’re not. Not all cuckoos are!

  8. Steve-oon 01 May 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks Mary!

    Maybe I’ll bring some home this week, I’m sure that they would turn heads running down Forbes Ave.

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