Thursday, January 15, 2015

At the watering hole


While I was at the garden, I spotted this roadrunner skittering up the path ahead of me and when I passed this little fountain, there he was sitting on the edge.  He didn't seem to mind me standing there with camera pointed at him.


But, as he drank he continued to keep his eye on me.  He stayed there until a very loud group came running up the path all shouting "look a roadrunner".  It doesn't seem to occur to some people that noise and quick movements tend to scare off the wildlife.

19 comments:

Thérèse said...

A comforting view.
And all your bloggers know that you are smart enough to go pretty early at the DBG to be able to see the wild side of it for our delight.

llandudnopictures said...

All that running is thirsty work, great shots!

Steve Reed said...

Terrific shots. It's so interesting to see a real roadrunner, and how different it looks from the cartoon version!

Karl Demetz said...

The roadrunner, an interesting bird... except that one in your photos, I know only the cartoon version. Is he only running or is he also able to fly?

Mersad said...

A lovely little moment that you captured.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thirsty little roadrunner :) happens so often people barging into quiet situations like that, annoying.

Lowell said...

You do have a way with birds, I think. Great pics of this sweet little critter. Why does this post make me think of Loony Tunes?

Judy said...

When we were at the Grand Canyon last October I spotted a bob cat and was just about to get a picture of him when a woman saw what I was aiming at and screamed "bob cat!" and ran toward it. It was gone in a flash and I didn't get the shot.
At least you got a good picture or two before that happened.

RedPat said...

He's a cutie, Sharon! I can't resist - Beep, Beep! ;-)

William Kendall said...

Beep beep! He looks so sleek.

LOLfromPasa said...

Feel like this roadrunner is going to jump right out of my computer screen onto my desk :). Your shots are that sharp. Wonderful

Birdman said...

This proves it. Everyone has his or her eyes on you. Don't screw-up.

cieldequimper said...

Lol, that's humans for you...

Now this handsome little fellow obviously enjoyed your quiet company and knew for a fact that he'd be a star today!

Lois said...

I'm glad you had time to get the pictures before the loud people showed up! I've always wanted to see a roadrunner in person.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

GREAT photos!

Randy said...

That first shot is so beautiful.

Jack said...

I just knew it. People my age just cannot see a roadrunner without thinking of the cartoon. Beep beep! (Sorry.)

Aimeecakes said...

What beautiful capture Sharon! (Although I'm with Jack - I do think of the cartoon!)

Kate said...

The group should have taken a page from your book, Sharon, remaining quiet and respectful of animals.