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!