..........A little blog about the little things in life..........

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Geococcyx Californianus

That's the scientific name of one of our resident birds....the Roadrunner.  Sometimes called a Chaparral Cock.

I enjoy watching our resident roadrunner.....he (or she) doesn't show up too much, and always seems to be in a hurry, but if I have my camera ready, I can get a shot or two before he (or she) scoots off.  I followed one up the hill into the oak trees the other day and found out that they will fly up into the trees.  Like the cartoon character, the roadrunner prefers walking or running (up to 17 mph.), and is one of the few birds that can catch and eat a rattlesnake!

I really love their jaunty topnot!

1 comment:

Kath said...

Fabulous! just like the cartoon. This takes me back to laying in front of the TV acter school, with my bother, watching road runner cartoons- Meep Meep!