Monday, March 21, 2016


Photos © Marty Horowitz

On one of our recent Ned-less Nature Walks, we saw an adult pair of Roadrunners doing a mating dance around some Burro Brush. Their dance involved some fancy footwork. They would each run/hop in opposite directions around the plant, then turn - seemingly on cue - to prance in the other direction. They'd stop, spread their tail feathers, crouch low. It was really amazing to watch. They didn't seem to be bothered by us gawkers. We wanted to applaud their performance.

From the link above:
Roadrunner pairs form lifelong bonds that they renew each spring with a series of elaborate courtship steps and calls.

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