Hanging at the condo in Palm Springs, this huge bird trots by... as big as a crow... very curious...
OK, doesn't look so big in the pic (click on it for a larger size), but it is a large bird. When I chased it, a ridge stuck up from its head, and I knew the kind of bird... a roadrunner! Oh those great old cartoons! Where's Wiley Coyote?
Anyway, couldn't get a pic of the bird on the move, so this pic will have to do for the more distinctive RR appearance:
And, of course, if you really want to get into the roadrunner mythology, check the cartoons on the web, but also this!