Lazarus

baby roadrunner with lizard.blog

After several agonizing days, this morning we were treated to this sight! We have now seen three roadrunners all at the same time. Yesterday it looked like we have a mama bird, this larger baby (now known as Lazarus!), and the small one still in the nest.

Today the nestling has been flailing about in the hedge, disappearing from time to time – to where? We cannot tell. He comes; he goes. I’m sure he is just in the hedge where we can’t see him at all times. He is too small to be out of the nest area completely, and blends in easily with the shape and angles of the branches in the hedge.

So what did the hawk get the other day? Hopefully just a mouthful of feathers and little else. We haven’t specifically seen the original male parent since that fateful day, but he was seldom around anyway, so we are assuming that he took off for good after saving his son from the vicious predator.

Lazarus is sticking kind of tightly to our yard area. We are assuming that he feels safer here than out in the “back 40”, as nothing bad ever befell him while growing up next to our deck, even if he did have to endure my prying eyes and camera!

If I’ve done it right, you should be able to click on the picture to see a much larger version.

More as it happens!

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About judilyn

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12 Responses to Lazarus

  1. Craig says:

    Great shot! Wow, that is amazing detail and a perfect pose (sure it wasn’t stuffed?)

    “Congrats” to the bird…”sorry” to the lizard.

  2. Dale Ellis says:

    You did it just fine. I hope he enjoys the lizard.

  3. Bev says:

    Excellent shot! He sure is a handsome bird.

    • judilyn says:

      I think he knows it, too. He has been strutting around making that ratchety sound! I hear another one off in the distance, but don’t know if it is one of the parents or just another roadrunner. His sibling is still in the nest.

  4. Sherry says:

    I just love that picture. I’ve only seen a roadrunner in person once in my life. What a treat to have them in your backyard. WOW!! is all I can say.

    • judilyn says:

      There is more information about what we see in the yard, but for which there are no accompanying pictures, up under the picture of Dorrie Anne above. There is more about the second chick in today’s entry. Click on ANIMALS SPOTTED.

  5. Liz says:

    Glad to know Lazarus, Mama and smaller sibling are still alive. Hope the Papa is still alive too. The photo looks very nice. Thanks for sharing!!!

    • judilyn says:

      Thanks, Liz. Nestling spent most of today in the nest after a foray into the yard this morning. She was not in the nest when I looked just before dark.

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