|Greater Roadrunner. Mission Trails Park, San Diego, California. May 10, 2015. Greg Gillson.|
I moved around to get better light on the bird.
Well, it was obvious the bird didn't want to move. It was warming its backside toward the new sunrise. And since I didn't want to disturb it any more, I stepped back and went around. That's when weirdness happened. The bird followed me!
First it ran along the log, following me.
Then it jumped down on the road behind me, followed me a ways, and then ran around ahead of me and stopped, examining me closely. Turn about is fair play, I guess. Since I approached it closely, now it did the same to me!
"Often it seems curiously unafraid of humans. Trotting up close to peer at us, raising and lowering its mop of a shaggy crest, flipping its long tail about expressively, it looks undeniably zany." -- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Okay, now what? "Look what followed me home, Marlene. Can I keep it?"
Finally, it got tired of playing with me and started to behave more like a Roadrunner. It ran in front of me and off the side of the road.