Greater Roadrunner On Nest
(So. Calif. High Desert Mtns.)
Big bird and her nest!
Here is a picture of our Momma Roadrunner on her nest. (We think its the momma, she got in it as soon as it was done and then and there the eggs appeared!)
We are beyond excited to be able to witness this awesome event, on a bird that is so rarely seen in its nesting habits!
We can't wait till the babies are here, about another ten days. We will, for the first time ever, be able to witness newborn Roadrunners.
This is the icing on the cake for me, being a newby to backyard birding. (A few years now.)
I will be taking pictures when they are here and share them!
She is of course as you can tell by the picture, on the top of and behind our aircompressor. You can't tell here, but the nest is ENORMOUS!
And so very deep! We will have to resort to the portable air compressor, till the family is gone. (That's driving my husband a little crazy!) But he loves all this as much as myself and my grandkids!
Especially when we see her take a huge Lizard she'd caught to her nest and then swallow it whole!! lol YUCK! Wonder what sort of stuff she will bring the babies? Snakes, scorpions, mice, and other small birds. Yep, Its all sad but all such a part of life!
I hope you will enjoy my stories of the Roadies and their nest!!
Cindy, HIgh desert Mtns. So. Calif.