December 19 2011

Road Runners


Predator/Scavenger

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Sometimes, I learn much by just looking out my window on the world.  Yesterday, was a learning experience in watching this road runner consume a small bird.  I was watching out the window when this small sparrow was acting very sick.  Over the next hour or so, the small bird passed away.  It wasn’t too long after that when the road runner showed up.  He removed most of the wing feathers, tail feathers and most of the downy feathers that he could remove.  Then he commenced to swallow the bird head first whole.  If you would like to see the series of photos I took of this, go to my flickr page.

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3 Responses to “Road Runners”

  1. Charles says:

    It’s sad to but Road Runners gotta eat

  2. jack says:

    with so many raptors, its no wonder the ravens are sketish…and will not stop for long anywhere…not like the Ravens of Alaska, eh?

  3. Z from Chicago says:

    So the Roadrunner acted as a scavenger. Doing a good deed for the environment and getting a meal as well.

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