Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preening Roadie

"Skinny Chicken" (Greater Roadrunner) rearranging feathers on the deck.




 
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

130 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots of the skinny chicken.

Stewart M said...

Him again?! Nice bird!

(spot the blogger / birder who is feeling jealous!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne (who may be having 'word verification' issues on his blog!!)

Sandra said...

these are amazing.. really really good shots of this bird i would love to see. second shot he looks like he is saying they went thata way

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

He was nice and patient for you

Lynne said...

A cute close up of the "not the most beautiful" in the block!

magnoliasntea said...

Love pics of him eyeing you over his shoulder. Great shots,

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great detail in those ruffled feathers.

William Kendall said...

Quite a distinctive looking runner!

Cranberry Morning said...

Personally, I think he's very cute! He has personality. :-)

DJan said...

I think he likes it there. And he's growing on me. :-)

Debbie said...

he certainly is a self conscious little/big guy!! nice of him to "wipe" his feet on the door mat ;)

nice captures t, i always enjoy seeing these guys!!!

Randy said...

Nice that he had a moment to pose for you instead of just running off.

Brk Trt said...

great shots

Sharon Wagner said...

He's skinny from all the running!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Rearranging feathers? LOL!

LV said...

Nicely done as always. He definitely is caution and watching his surroundings.

DeniseinVA said...

He is a fun looking bird. Great photos!

Irma said...

Great shots of the skinny chicken.
Lots of detail in these feathers.

bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi.

bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi.

Molly The Wally said...

Love seeing skinny chicken. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

bj said...

Great photos...cute little skinny bird...

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Outstanding photographs. I kind of like it when seeing larger birds on decks or up close to a home (some may disagree). It is just so unusual to see and unexpected. Have a wonderful day today!

Karen S. said...

Beep! Beep! I can hear him now....Hey, as a matter of just looking at me, I'm not so skinny! I'm pretty darn cool! Hehehe! Beep, Beep!

Chandra said...

Nice photos of the Karate Chicken!
What I wouldn't give for that level of flexibility :)

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Great photo. I used to see road runners a lot when I lived in California, but never got that close.

ellen abbott said...

this is your resident roadrunner? seems awfully at home there on your deck.

don said...

he's flexible all right!! A very good series of this strange bird (strange to me) :-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess he's very fussy about his appearance!

Janet Shaw said...

I love it when he turned and looked at you. :) Great Photos!

Adam Jones said...

Oh yes, I do love your Roadies. Excellent!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I like your Skinny Chicken! :D

'Something' has changed when commenting on Blogspot posts - I have run into this on a couple of different blogs now - I am having to prove I am not a robot. :( You have your button in the sidebar that you are word verification free, but now a picture with a number shows up in a box below the comment box.

Lindy

MTWaggin said...

He really does seem to enjoy your deck! LOL

Marie said...

He loves your place, clearly! :-) Great photos of him!

Sylvia K said...

He looks a little chagrined at being watched while he tidies up his feathers!! Fun, great shots as always!!

TexWisGirl said...

I still have my comment settings set to NO WORD VERIFICATION but seems like Blogger is messing around, again!

SORRY IF IT SHOWS UP!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Thanks for your message. I figured the other blogs I had commented on had reactivated their security settings but when it popped up on yours, then I figured something strange was happening. I've been having issues with my gmail account, too.

Lindy

joeh said...

The Colonel would turn down that chicken.

Julia said...

Skinny Chicken is tired of being on the run and has landed at your sanctuary looking for a handout.
Now his cover has been blown since he's on blogger, poor little guy.

Have a fun day.
Hugs,
JB

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, you do him proud.

Revrunner said...

I think you're being observed, Tex.

Birdman said...

What a beautiful bird. Beep, Beep!

Margaret Adamson said...

great bird to see so close. I would love to see this bird.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It figures; when the skinny chicken decides to rest he'd choose your place!
Thanks so much for your encouraging words. =)

Ileana said...

Excellent!

DIMI said...

OMG!!Wow!!Great shots of your Skinny Chicken Tex!!Beautiful bird!!Like your pictures!Amazing captures!!
Dimi...

bailey-road.com said...

Oh, I love this character! Great shots.

Terry and Linda said...

A nice feather fluff on a warm sunny deck!

Linda
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Nancy J said...

And after all that fussing, did he get the feathers preened and sorted? Super series, Jean.

Farm Girl said...

He looks right at home. I think he thinks now that your casa is his casa. :)

RedPat said...

What a thrill to see one on your deck, Tex! ;-)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Ms. A said...

Getting to be quite the frequent visitor. Lucky you!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely shot! It is a beautiful bird :)

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love this beautiful "Skinny Chicken"!

Paula said...

I'm surprised he/she doesn't just curl up on the rug and take a nap.

Halcyon said...

You are so lucky to get so many interesting visitors!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The Big Preen!! ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

nookworm said...

He knows he is loved!

Gosia k said...

Lovely bird and so cnlea

Barb Brookbank said...

Coolest bird!

Sally Crowe said...

Skinny chicken - I like that and these are great photo's as always. :)

xoxo

Jo said...

Beautifully clean "Skinny Chicken"!

Robin Lamb said...

T, these guys sure like your deck!!

Jeanne said...

Great shots of t he road runner, and so surprising that he would come right up on your deck.

mick said...

A great series of photos - it is such an interesting looking bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Any traveler needs a little private grooming time after some hard time on the road!

Stephen Hayes said...

Such an intense gaze. I'm glad these are small birds or they'd look really threatening.

Fjällripan said...

Fantastic photos! Love those skinny chickens :))

ps I see you have word verification now...just saying, in case you didnt know ds

Frank said...

Super views of the 'ruffled runner'.

Miss Val's Creations said...

He's awesome! Kind of goofy, kind of handsome.

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a cool bird.

eileeninmd said...

I am just amazed you see the Roadrunner on your deck.. That is cool. Awesome photos..

Michelle said...

Scrawny, yet handsome!

Ian H said...

Back to the basics. I know they can run from Wiley Coyote, but can they actually fly?

Our photos said...

Always on the look-out !

messymimi said...

He's a looker and he knows it!

Lynn said...

Gotta get them just right for a quick take-off:@)

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

luv it!!! so cool!!! ( :

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such funky birds!
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Stephanie said...

My goodness, he is awfully cute!

Brian King said...

LOL! He looks a bit annoyed! Love the raised nail!

Gail said...

I love these birds!

I guess our coyote population keeps our nests robbed. We see few and far between.

Lois said...

Fantastic shots again! I never get tired of looking at your roadrunner pictures.

Stephanie Faris said...

I love the colors. He almost looks polka-dotted!

Barb said...

You get the best Road Runner portraits. These show so much personality.

Arija said...

Not an easy thing to do when you have a tail that long.

The Queen Jester said...

I love roadrunners. I remember the first time I saw one and what a thrill it was. Growing up in the 50's and watching Wile E Coyote chase roadrunner and now I was seeing the real deal! They are so much fun to watch -they remind me of a busy salesman running from meeting to meeting....all they need is a little suit, tie and briefcase.

Red said...

They have ugly feet! It must be interesting ti photograph these characters as they strike so many poses.

Laura said...

I love this series of pictures… I don't suppose he says "beep, beep".. or does he?

Justin Carfagnini said...

Sweet shots!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Yeah and with a look like saying: This is MY place!
Hugs,
Mariette

KB Bear said...

What a cool looking dude! I love his hair-do!

Felicia said...

wonderful images. He must have pretty good hearing.

Patty Woodland said...

I love roadrunners. So funny

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your birds have the longest tails! The Scissortails and the Roadrunners look kinda alike. Maybe they are related?

Bethany Carson said...

Neat to see how he cleans his feathers! Reminds me of our chickens!

Karen said...

Oh my, fabulous shots!

Cloudia said...

Your amazing shots really reveal your relationship with this guy!
What an eye you have.


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Cloudia said...

Your amazing shots really reveal your relationship with this guy!
What an eye you have.


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Cloudia said...

Your amazing shots really reveal your relationship with this guy!
What an eye you have.


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Paul said...

Wow nice close up pictures of this bird!

Rita said...

Really are quite handsome at close range. ;)

Elaine said...

Wonderful shots!

Lynn said...

oh to be so close!! wonderful shots.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Just waiting for a handout? Love his intelligent eyes.

Made by KKann said...

He is so adorable.

diane b said...

He is a cute and comical bird.

Mary Cromer said...

Well, I thought that I had already commented on these splendid images of the wonderful Roadrunner and then never saw my comment printed, so here I shall try again ;)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, I remember "Skinny Chicken"made me smile when I first saw them in your post♡♡♡
Hope I didn't wrote it; their Japanese name is almost direct translation from English :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

We see a similar ones here in the desert, why do I always want to say beep beep! when I see one?

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

This guy is amazing. Skinny and all with his preening feathers!!
Great shots

georgettesullins said...

Love how you captured the feathers with beautiful detail.

georgettesullins said...

Love how you captured the feathers with beautiful detail.

Black Jack's Carol said...

He is definitely one of my favourites. Great look of awareness in his eye.

Grandma C said...

I can't help myself... Beep Beep just keeps popping inside my head.
I have always wanted to photograph a Roadrunner and watch it run through the desert. So until I do.. I am going to keep enjoying your photos.
Yours are cute and your funny stories to go with them are the best.

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, as we all know, if you're hitting the road, looking your best is a must!...:)JP

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You get the absolute best shots! Wow!

Linda said...

Fun to see these pictures! He may be a little awkward but he has great pattern on his feathers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm always amazed with your Road Runner photos!

Donna said...

Cool shots of a cool bird!

Munir said...

Very unusual shots eh?

Susan (ABON) said...

Fantastic close ups of the skinny chicken, Theresa!

Jen said...

I've never seen one preening before. They're usually running 25 miles per hour...

Margaret said...

These birds fascinate me - I don't know if it has to do anything with Saturday morning cartoons in my youth or not :)

pattisjarrett said...

Those feathers were quite rearranged when it got done with them! Love these!

Ron said...

Love the skinny chicken!

Debra Howard said...

When O When will he realize that beauty is more than feather deep? Cool shots!

Laura. M said...

Good photos !!!

Kathy said...

Great roadrunner shots!

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