Monday, January 29, 2007

Greater Roadrunner

Their footprints are like an X. They have two toes going frontwards and two toes going backwards. They're quite curious. Yesterday we had not one, but two in our yard at the same time. We fed them tiny bites of hamburger. I thought they'd be back today but they didn't come back.

The plumage of the male and female is the same. I thought that the males had fluorescent orange and blue feathers next to their eyes but I think last September I must have just happened to see a bird with remarkable color near its eyes. It really stood out. These two didn't have such bright colors next to their eyes.

Last year a roadrunner ran into a lady's trailer. I make sure to keep our doors closed when I know a roadrunner is near!