Both Friday and Saturday brought more clouds to Phoenix and little patches of rain here and there. The result was cooler temperatures so I took the opportunity to take a morning walk at my favorite place to hike. You guessed it, the Desert Botanical Gardens. I didn't really expect to see anything spectacular because the desert hot and dry this time of year but, I was surprised by the things that caught my eye. As I was heading toward the exit, I heard a huge commotion of loud and very angry birds and then I spotted what they were so riled up about. This Roadrunner was prowling around and the smaller birds were determined to shoo him off. I was very lucky, he wasn't in much of a hurry and he stood perfectly still long enough for me to snap a few shots.
So, I can finally present to you a clear photo of one of these speedy birds.
His coloring makes him well camouflaged to do his hunting low to the ground.