Enjoying a morning cup of tea, I was surprised to hear a loud raspy bird noise. I looked several times before the sun finally reached and revealed a roadrunner in the juniper just above my porch eaves. Roadrunners are large birds – up to 24″ long and quite awkward in trees. But I think Spring has caused this one to go to extremes to find a mate. It stayed there at least an hour. BTW the bird books describe their ‘song’ as cooing. This was not cooing – more like a squawk! A desperate coo.
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