This morning, as I caught up on blogs I follow, one of those uncanny coincidences seemed to emerge; a focus on photographs of birds and cats.
I took this at Paradise Pond in Port Aransas. Maybe a Blue Heron?
Inky adopted us several years ago. When he first showed up he was mostly a flash of black that we saw going and coming from under our deck. I started leaving him a couple pieces of dry dog food and soon he was a fixture on the deck. He now has his own bowl, his own cat food, cat treats, and, courtesy of our friends Gina & Harold, he has a bed for his naps!
He periodically leaves “treats” at our door, usually parts of gophers, mice, birds, maybe even a lizard. Last week, to our surprise he left us---yes, beep-beep---a Roadrunner! He is a good hunter, but Roadrunners are really fast! How did he do that? Plus, we very rarely even see Roadrunners in our area. (I took a picture of his present but will spare you that image.)
What’s next Inky. . .a wild turkey or maybe a Canada goose?
There are so many Roadrunners (official name is Greater Roadrunner) zipping around that it’s not too hard to get a picture of one in Big Bend National Park in Texas. This guy took off shortly after I took his portrait!
P.S. No, they don’t really go “beep-beep.”