Sunday, September 23, 2007

Running Rooster and Roadrunner

"Don't take my photo!", he crows as he runs for cover.

I have been away from consworld, photographing life in and around Castroville, Texas. It was hot, hot, hot and I am happy to be back home. The running rooster was one of the first images I made on the trip, but the rooster wasn't the only bird running around on the farm.

This chaparral bird, or roadrunner, was roaming about gathering plant material. I've read the nest is made of sticks, but this bird was gathering softer green plants, perhaps to line a nest(?).

She (or he?) seemed friendly as long as I was still. Once, she ran toward me only turning away at about 10 feet. She took a dust bath within 30 feet of me.

More to come. I took several hundred photos while away and have been happily shooting sunsets and sunsrises here in Colorado since I've returned.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so jealous of your roadrunner pics. They are great - I kept expecting to see Wile E. Coyote in the background, with his latest ACME roadrunner trap.

Con Daily said...