McLin Flickr. MF: And I'm, like, "Wow, this is great! And then, out of the corner of my eye, I see movement on the ground, and here comes the roadrunner. And then, it goes into the crouch.
Tail straight out, and they just make a bee-line. MF: And all the other sparrows jump……when this roadrunner comes in. And it was And it picks the one, the rarest sparrow. And, I say, "Photograph that, quick, quick!
AC: But…is this now-deceased rarity to end as just another road kill in the roadrunner story? Or, might it achieve…more? For BirdNote, this is Alex Chadwick. Roadrunners hold a special place in Native American and Mexican legends and belief systems. The birds were revered for their courage, strength, speed, and endurance.
The distinctive X-shaped footprint, with two toes pointing forward and two backward, disguises the direction the roadrunner is heading, and is thought to prevent evil spirits from following. Road Runner and Wile E.
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The Chisos Mountains and the desert oases also support such regular migrants as Dusky Flycatcher, Townsend's Warbler, and Western Tanager as well as serving as "traps" for Mexican vagrants. One never knows what surprises are in store at this time of year.
In addition, we'll visit the volcanic Davis Mountains in pursuit of Montezuma Quail, check Lake Balmorhea for migrant waterbirds, and then head for the Edwards Plateau for three nights at a lodge with prospects of singing Yellow-throated Warblers and a Green Kingfisher over the river in the backyard. We'll also seek the endangered Hill Country breeders, Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo, and watch the emergence of more than a million bats from North America's fourth-largest bat cave.
Download an itinerary, triplist s , request space, and see more about this tour Colima and Golden-cheeked warblers, Montezuma Quail, and other southern borderland specialties in Texas's grand desert mountain landscapes. Search for Tours. Sign Up for E-mailing.