I’ve always been very impressed with the quickness, agility and hunting skills of greater roadrunners. I recently observed something that left me even more impressed with these skills. As this incident began, two black-chinned hummingbirds were foraging low in flight under the lower branches of a moderate-sized tree. A roadrunner was foraging on the ground nearby (this individual belongs to a pair that is currently rearing two fledglings who left the nest about two weeks ago). The roadrunner caught sight of the hummingbirds, then suddenly darted at them and deftly snatched one of them right out of the air. Clutching the unfortunate hummer securely in its beak, the roadrunner then scampered off and soon disappeared within some bushes where the chicks were hanging out and undoubtedly fed its catch to one of them. I’ve seen roadrunners run down and catch swift whiptail lizards and snatch grasshoppers in flight right out of the air but this was something that was on a whole new level given the fantastic, agile flying skills of hummingbirds!