Thursday, August 27, 2015

Slow Motion Roadrunner Photo Movie

I glanced out my front window and saw a beautiful Roadrunner standing in the middle of my site's driveway.   I jumped up and grabbed my camera - I've never seen a Roadrunner in this campground - dumped my coffee cup on the dinette table and everything on it, opened the window and screen and waited for him to come into view.

He was very cooperative.  I don't know what he was looking at, but he kept moving, stopping, looking behind him, moving, stopping, looking back, etc.  He kept doing that all the way through my site, across the road and into the bushes until he was out of site.

So, this is the slow movie in photos of him traveling through.

Look at those white tips on his tail feathers:

This is the only time he turned all the way around:

And he was gone across the bush-filled desert.  I've seen Roadrunners crossing the road on my way to and from town in this area, but none that stopped long enough for a photo.  This is the first one I've seen in the campground, and it was a real treat for me.  I wonder what was behind him that he kept stopping and waiting for.  He sure wasn't in a hurry.

I get a kick out of the feathers on the top of their heads.  Up, down, up down.

From me and Katie, have a great weekend, everyone!  :)

PS - Laptop, mouse, mouse pad, etc., all got wiped down and are working fine.  Good thing I was almost done with my coffee!
PSS - I may need a new mouse.  Rats!  :(


  1. Being a charter member of Club Clumsy, I use a travel cup (with a small opening and a wide bottom) for my coffee. Keeps it hot longer, and spills are less disastrous.

    Virtual hugs,


  2. I'm glad to hear you did the ruin your electronics! Even the roadrunner pics turned out great!

  3. We had one that was so tame, he'd stay on the patio when Bill used the barbecue. He stayed around for a couple of years.

  4. My mouse died the same way, only it was my daughter's cup of coffee. :(

  5. Maybe he sneaked out of the house without his wife knowing and he kept checking to see if she was following him. Maybe he has a girlfriend on the side. . . ??

  6. Just love watching the roadrunners, amazing birds they are.


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