Thursday, April 25, 2013

West Texas Bird of the Day: Greater Roadrunner

 I love it when birds do stuff. We spotted this Greater Roadrunner in Rio Grande Village, TX, and watched it for a while from the van-come-bird blind. That's key, we watched it, we didn't just look and drive on. And low and behold it leaped forward and snatched a lizard from the leaves and proceeded to make a great show of smashing it senseless against the ground before running off triumphantly with it, perhaps to a nest. Fantastic - I chuckled all the way home to the Chisos Lodge.

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