Monday, March 8, 2010

Birding and New Mexican Delights

Today's adventure brought initially brought us about an hour and a half south of Albuquerque to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. On our way we were passed by what at first looked like a police pick up truck. It turned out to be a livestock inspector, which for some reason was very amusing to me. Once at the refuge, we saw around 40 different bird species, including some sandhill cranes. They were, unfortunately, really far away, and the heat shimmer made it difficult to really focus on them with the scope. Other sightings were a bald eagle eating a freshly caught pintail duck, a vermilion fly catcher, a mountain bluebird, and a bushtit among a variety of water foul.

On the way back to Albuquerque we stopped in San Antonio, NM for the world famous Buckhorn Burger. This delicious green chile cheese burger defeated Bobby Flay in a throwdown, and it was heavenly.

Other good eats for the day involved having a very late and very heavy dinner at Sadie's. Delicious food, and great margaritas!

I'm stuffed, time for bed.

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