When we first arrived in the desert we stayed at Brantley Lake, another of the NM State parks. It was there that John spotted his first roadrunner. I was inside the rig at the time, wouldn’t you know. Well since then I have kept my eye out for a roadrunner and we haven’t seen one since until today. We were out walking the campground loop and I heard what sounded like a loud dove, not quite like a dove but very similar and I spotted a bird on top of a picnic table shelter. It certainly wasn’t a dove. The closer we got the more apparent it became that it was a roadrunner and the sound was definitely coming from him. Of course I didn’t have my camera but we still had another loop to do so I picked up the camera and crossed my fingers that he would still be there. Sure enough he was still hanging out on top of the shelter. I first took a photos from a ways out in case he took off and then just kept taking them as we got closer. I was surprised how close we got before he took off. The lens I have definitely helped in getting some fun photos.
We leave tomorrow morning so I wanted to get this posted. Two posts in one day, that is a record for me. Tomorrow will be a day off.
I posted the question from yesterday’s post on Facebook too. Here are a couple fun names of towns, Dahr NE and Toad Suck AR. I’m sure there are more out there, feel free to share.