Here's a shot I took with my Canon that shows the normalness of the tail (in my opinion). In flight the tail looked deeply forked.
The photography workshop participants are having a great time and getting good shots (they tell me). Larry Ditto (left) is an awesome person!
CMO is the premier place in the United States to observe Lucifers courting, gathering nesting material, and such. By the frenzy of activity I'd like to think they know something I don't know, like good rains are coming soon. Maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.