A Bad Hair Day   3 comments

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus).  Roadrunners are relatively tolerant of people; this shot was taken while the bird sat on our back fence.  Roadrunners are aggressive predators, though, and eat small mammals, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and even small birds.  This bird does not go “meep meep” … but it does beat its prey to death on rocks.

And here he is doing what a roadrunner does best.

Posted September 16, 2012 by henrymowry in California, Photography

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  1. Great images! Say, you probably won’t believe this, but I’ve been working on six Southwest desert blog posts for October and November. How neat to see this roadrunner.

  2. Cool! I’ll be posting some images taken in the desert in northern LA County over the next several days.

  3. Such great characters & shots showing this~

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