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Greater Roadrunner in a Juniper Tree

Greater Roadrunner in a Juniper Tree (Geococcyx californianus)

I saw this guy yesterday on my back wall, but when I got out there he meandered over to a juniper tree and seemingly hopped up into it. I walked around it, at a distance, looking, but couldn't for the life of me spot him. A bit later I was recharging the hummingbird feeders and thought I saw something. I retrieved my camera and was able to get this shot. I didn't know they hid in trees, gives me a new place to look for them.
High desert scrub
Kanab, Utah
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Geococcyx californianus
Equipment used
Olympus EM-5 Mark III and the Olympus 75-300mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/800 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400
I don't think I have ever seen an image of a Roadrunner in a tree. Nicely captured Matta!!!
Opus Editor
Two fabulous images ... wonderful narrative ... superb work ... tfs, MDU ...
Well spotted! Lucky you to have them in your yard, wherever they choose to hide there :D

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