Thursday, April 26, 2012

Road Runner

Contrary to the popular cartoon image, these birds can fly. They are very fast running on the ground and are so perfectly colored that they usually are almost invisible against the desert plants. They eat small lizards and bugs and are active during the day. They are about the size of a skinny pigeon with longer legs. Road Runners almost never hold still and getting a picture of one is rather difficult. They are one of the fascinating things about the desert.


  1. Great picture. We don't see them all that often which makes them all the more difficult photograph.

  2. "Road Runner" is a nice name. It can run fast and fly. Very cool.