Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Soaking up the Sun

Hi there! These pictures are from the morning of May 7th. After crossing the street, the roadrunner stopped, turned its back to the sun, opened its wings and ruffled its feathers allowing the warm rays to reach its skin. Some feathers caught the light just right so I could see shimmering colors on the bird's wings and tail.





roadrunner colors

A short video clip of the roadrunner sunbathing:


Have a wonderful week!

10 comments:

Chris Rohrer said...

It's amazing how anything can survive this heat! Nice close ups on a desert beauty!

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful close ups.
I have several (?) pair (?) roadrunners running around here and I love to watch them.

cheers, parsnip

cieldequimper said...

Was he talking to you? :-) The feathers are gorgeous!

Julie said...

Wow! A REAL roadrunner!!!!!! how beautiful!!!!!

Darla said...

Very cool that you were able to get it sunbathing! I liked being able to actually see it fluff out its feathers!

Thérèse said...

How fun to be able to stand close and observe.
On our 15 days stay in Phoenix we saw a couple ones crossing streets...

rainfield61 said...

Yes, how good if the runner talk to you.

Then we shall have an interesting story by then.

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of the Roadrunner! They are one of my many favorite birds.

Candace Porth said...

I didn't realize they, also, have iridescent feathers.

Janie said...

Nice capture of the roadrunner! I didn't realize they had colored feathers. Interesting to see.