Who knew roadrunners construct such beautiful nests? ...but the location!
This is a newly built roadrunner nest with the first of likely 3 or 4 eggs. Unfortunately, it's in a milk crate on a loading dock at a desert establishment that's expecting an increase in human activity in the coming days. So, they were referred to WildRescue for advice.
All migratory birds (pretty much every wild bird you'll encounter) are protected by federally law. It is illegal for anyone to pursue, capture, posses, disturb, or harm wild birds or their nests without permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.