Thursday, March 12, 2015

Garden Guests: Roadrunner

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!
While I'd love for you to think the Old Lodge Trail is in my back yard, it's actually a couple of hours away at Mount Magazine State Park where we had a little weekend getaway in February!
We spent a lot of time on our balcony, just Enjoying The View.  While looking at Petit Jean River Valley this handsome fellow came strolling up the sidewalk!  A roadrunner!   

I went racing for the camera!  There was really no need to hurry though.  You can probably tell he was completely relaxed, looking around for a snack.

My photos aren't that great as they were all taken from our balcony.  'Not sure how far it was.
(Side note, I don't know if this bird is male or female.)

It's kind of funny how he walked up the sidewalk, then went down the trail.  Not long after he left, we went on our ATV Tour.
How about some blogging music?  Handsome Husband and I both are into Ed Sheeran right now and we love this song.  I will definitely love my husband until we're seventy!  ;-)
So, what's happening in your backyard?
;-)  -Marci


  1. So road runners do exist.

  2. Adorable little road runner. I always love to see them around, but they move so fast I never have time to grab the camera! I think those shots are great. :)

  3. I don't think I've seen one in person,very cute.
    I am visiting you from Roses of Inspirations.

  4. Thanks for sharing with Idea Box! How exciting to have wildlife habitat in your backyard :)

  5. A Roadrunner!! How fun :) Not much happening in my backyard....there are definitely no Roadrunners. Thanks for sharing with ROI. Hugs to you!

  6. How fun to see a road runner.... my only exposure to road runners is the one chased by Wile E. Coyote. :)

  7. I've never seen a road runner! Did it run the road, lol? So cool! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

  8. When we first moved into a townhouse in the Los Angeles suburbs we didn't expect lots of wildlife, but boy were we wrong. There were roadrunners, tarantulas, and coyotes, not to mention lots of birds. It was like an oasis in the city. - Margy

  9. That is too cool! We get a grouse every once in awhile here, but nothing like this guy!

    Thanks again for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! I hope you'll join us this week too!


  10. Hello, the Roadrunner is a cool bird. Awesome series of photos! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  11. What a fun bird to photograph! I've only seen one a few times and it's been years ago! Happy weekend!


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