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!