Beep, Beep

Let Me In?

For several weeks now we’ve had a road runner showing up on our back porch.  The first few times it showed up it went around finding dried cicada shells (or whatever they are) and eating something out of them.  There aren’t any more shells around that I have seen but the road runner still shows up here and there.  Today it walked right up to the back door and peered in.  We have two sets of sliding doors in the back and as the road runner walked between them (out of view) I grabbed the camera off the table — I had left it there after snapping some pics of my daughter yesterday.  I managed to get in position before the road runner was back in view and when it showed up at the other door I was able to take some pictures without scaring it off.

The backlight was really bad and the reflections on the glass caused some greenish weirdness but if you’ve ever been around road runners you know they’re very skittish and you don’t get them looking in your back door every day.  I was grateful to snag a few pics regardless of the quality.

7 responses

  1. I was surprised you got this close. I’ve actually never seen them this close up before. Thanks for sharing.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    • I only managed to be this close because I saw where he was heading and was able to get in position for the shot while he was walking behind a solid wall. I just stayed still while clicking the shutter and he hung out for a few shots.

      August 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

  2. These are the coolest shots of such a cool bird, would love to see one of those up close, hope the coyote wasn’t close

    August 29, 2012 at 8:58 am

  3. Ian Beattie

    That’s pretty cool

    September 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

  4. Cool, really nice capture. Never actually seen a road runner before outside of the Warner Brother cartoons. Though I must admit, I always sided with Wile E Coyote – that bird was damned annoying!

    September 12, 2012 at 6:35 am

    • I always wanted the road runner to get it too 🙂

      October 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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