Saturday, February 22, 2014
On Thursday when I was at the botanical garden, I saw this roadrunner nesting in the arms of a rather prickly cactus near the central garden area. I wasn't the only one who spotted it. There were quite literally 30 or 40 other people gathered around to watch. Last year when the roadrunner was nesting a little further away from this spot, it was before this latest Chihuly exhibit so there weren't heavy crowds roaming the garden and that roadrunner had a little more privacy. Well, except for all those high powered lenses pointed it's way but, those photographers were very quiet and professional. The crowd I saw yesterday was quite noisy and they were flashing away with a variety of cameras and cell phones and even one iPad. I'm glad this bird is pretty well hidden and even when it is seen, certainly no one would reach through the thorns guarding it's home.