Some years we don’t see any roadrunners and some years, they’re everywhere around here. This year, I think we’ve seen more than any other year we’ve been here. Vince had let Speck out and he called me to come see. A young roadrunner had flown down out of a nearby tree and was about 2 feet from Speck, watching him.
For a little while, they were watching each other. You can see just Speck’s head behind the grill. I was afraid to get too close before getting a picture because I didn’t want the bird to fly off.
He saw me but he wasn’t too worried about me so long as I kept my distance. They seem to love munching on grasshoppers so they should be very well fed this year.