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Born to run - Roadrunners favor quiet roads in Fallbrook area


Last updated 7/17/2014 at Noon


When my family moved here in 1961, I think the population of roadrunners may have exceeded humans in my neighborhood. I recall countless times each day seeing the striking, speedy birds racing through our driveway to points beyond. It seemed they would be impossible to catch and quite possibly were the world’s greatest runners.

Today, roadrunners are still plentiful in the greater Fallbrook area. I typically see one or two (or more) every day, motoring up and down the winding roadways of our countryside. One morning recently, I saw a particularly large, regal specimen perched on a low wa...

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