Invisible Roadrunner Nest

roadrunners' nest in hedge

We have had a lot of excitement with the roadrunner family that has taken up residence in the hedge by our deck. This is what the hedge looks like from the outside. Absolutely no sign of any nest can be seen. We can barely see the nest from the side of the hedge that faces our deck, but we are pretty sure we see at least one chick in there now. We try to keep interaction to a minimum.

There are a lot of trips to and from the back area by the parents – usually with a very unhappy lizard hanging from its beak. From what I can see, the chick is just a ball of fluff with a long (and usually OPEN!) beak.

The parents seem to make a pigeon-like cooing noise occasionally, but I hear nothing at all from the chick. I thought it would peep up a storm, but apparently it is taught to keep quiet at all times, particularly when the parent(s) are out hunting.

I need to go to the grocery store for human food, but it is hard to tear myself away!

About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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11 Responses to Invisible Roadrunner Nest

  1. Dale Ellis says:

    I think you are having FAR too much fun. šŸ™‚


  2. Linda S. Oliaro says:

    I’ll keep waiting for new developments. What a great thing to have so close to the deck!


  3. Liz says:

    What a lovely experience, I’m sure my children would stay by your hedge the whole day, watching the happenings. Thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by. I really appreciate.


    • judilyn says:

      We watch mostly from the kitchen window, but I still go out for our twice-daily Mommy Chats! I’m hoping that hearing my voice in a friendly way will keep her from being alarmed when she hears it through the kitchen window, or when we are out in the yard. We haven’t used the deck for our regular purposes, but do have to go down the steps to get to the back yard to practice our evening T’ai Chi exercises.


  4. judilyn says:

    It is very exciting for us. Thanks for spending time with us.


  5. Tammy says:

    That’s so cool. I had a hummy build a nest next to my front door. LOVED it.


    • judilyn says:

      Our front door has a nightly flycatcher resident. He comes just before dark, lands on our porch light fixture, and stays the night. He’s always gone long before we get up in the mornings!


  6. IRENA says:

    Maybe you have eggs right now no little ones yet… curious too what will happened! Enjoy!


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