Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Capturing the Roadrunner

We have a roadrunner living nearby. Probably more than one, of course -- but we only ever see one at a time. He (she?) likes to hunt for insects in our yard, and now and then comes right up onto our front porch to look around. Up close, he's really lovely to look at. I've been trying to get a photo for months now, but he's just too fast for me (I feel a little like Wile E. Coyote in the old Looney Tune cartoons). This is as close as I've come, so far. If you enlarge the photo and look closely, you can see the giant grasshopper in his beak.

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I snapped this with my iPhone, but I'm determined to get a really good shot with an actual camera (remember those?) one of these days. Stay tuned.



2 comments:

  1. Aw, he's cute! I love watching the birds -- once we didn't have pets anymore we started watching the wild life. Guess it is going to be time to get the bird feeders out soon.

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    1. Yes, he's a very good-looking critter. Living here is like living in the middle of a wildlife preserve. Love the birds, not so happy about the skunks and tarantulas!

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