Hydra and I saw the strangest pair of little birds just off the fire road on our morning hike today. Very small, but somehow they ran like roadrunners.
“What are those little birds?” I asked, “And why are they doing a roadrunner immitation?”
Then they stopped and looked around and flipped their tails around just like grown-up roadrunners do, but without the crest on the back of the head rising. Babies!
We watched them for a little bit, but didn’t have a good camera with us. I found this shot online and the photographer, Bill Hubick, was kind enough to give me permission to use it. (Thanks, Bill!) There are a lot of great bird photos on his site. You should check them out.
Here’s a shot I took a while ago of an adult roadrunner actually running.
And another adult on our back deck.