Thanks for all of the stars and hearts the last 3-4 days. I apologize for not thanking everyone individually but it's been pretty hectic here lately. I hope you understand.
I went out to check for different owls then back to the one I shot two days ago. Despite it being really warm it was overcast so no sun in which to bask. On the off chance he'd poke out I waited a while.
I was looking around and noticed this roadrunner in my front yard. I whipped the camera around and tried to get him as he was sauntering but I couldn't get him focused. Then he took off. Roadrunners can move at break-neck speed: as fast as 20 mph/32 KPH. Plus, they rarely run in a straight line.
I tried to anticipate where he'd go and how quickly. I panned the camera super fast and slightly ahead of him. I got a lot of beaks and tails and half birds, surprisingly all in perfect focus. I was lucky enough to snap one of him crossing my yard, going down the curb (blip), crossing the pavement (extra) and pausing in the yard across the street (extra).
I think this my first roadrunner capture in almost two years. I see them all the time but I'm never prepared. I was using the camera with which I can get 10 fps. I pressed that shutter button and never let go!