Monday, June 2, 2014

The Young and the Restless


Remember those baby roadrunners I introduced you to around mid-May?  The nest is empty now but the mother bird is till watching over her brood.  I went to the garden Sunday morning at 6:00 AM and caught sight of the mother bird out hunting and the three young ones following along.


However, they didn't follow mom into the heavy brush to see how it's done.  Instead they started climbing the rocks and playing around with each other while mom did all the work.  It must be those "teen" years.

19 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic! I saw one at Furnace Creek last October, fascinating birds.

glenda said...

What great shots and such fun to watch this family grow up.

Andy said...

Fast growers, eh.

Mersad said...

Really great shots Sharon.

Kate said...

Like humans in many respects! They sure grow up fast, too.

Lowell said...

Terrific post. That first shot, especially, is so expressive. Love how you got all the detail sharp. I'd not want to get in the way of those talons!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! Title made me smile Sharon :) Fab shots of these quirky looking birds.. Isn't it always the way, a mother's work is never done :)

Lois said...

She looks like she is posing for you in that first picture. I've never seen a roadrunner before. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Sounds about right. They will wish they had paid more attention to their lessons when the parents stop feeding them.

Steve Reed said...

Ha! I love that even road-runners are ornery teenagers.

William Kendall said...

They look good. They'd better watch out for coyotes taking deliveries from Acme though.

RedPat said...

Fabulous pics of these guys, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

They are almost teenagers now! Fabulous shots!

Randy said...

Teenagers!

Jack said...

Funny commentary, Sharon. I imagine that nature has figured out a way for the young birds to learn what they need to survive.

Thérèse said...

Both shots are superb!
I am just hoping they are learning as fast as they are growing.

Bill Nicholls said...

Hey Roadrunner this was mine
https://www.flickr.com/photos/spuduka/1224276175/in/set-72157601640309759

Kate said...

Oh, so typical!!

José Mendonça said...

Fabulous! The top shot is a winner.