We had a lazy morning, then drove to Bosque del Apache NWR to “hunt” for birds and such. We saw Western Kingbird, Earred Grebe, Western Grebe, White-Crowned Sparrow, Canada Goose, Black Duck, Coots, Glossy Ibis, Rudy Ducks, Snowy Egrets, White Heron, Mallards, Cormorants, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, flycatchers, Shovelers, Gamble Quail, Black-Throated Hummingbirds, Red-Wing Blackbird, Great-Tailed Grackle, Road Runners, House Sparrow, Desert Cottontail Rabbit, Horned Lizard, and a few other lizards.
We tried to wash and vac the RV, got laundry done, and planned another week of this trip. On the way back to the campground we ran into a nasty hailstorm.
Back out to Bosque del Apache. Today we saw American White Pelicans, Glossy Ibis, Turkeys, Black Phoebe, Robins, Redhead duck, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Vermillion Flycatchers, Coots, Pie-billed Grebe, Tree Swallows, Deer, Javalina, Muskrat, Black Crowned Night Heron, White Heron, Snowy Egret, Ferriginous Hawk, Great Tail Grackle, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Buffkehead, Great Blue Heron, squirrel, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpipers, a HUGE Bullfrog, a pair of Sliders (turtles) and a Marsh Wren.
We met and had a long chat with a nice couple who are like us, accidental birders. We also met a volunteer couple too and talked camera gear with them.
For lunch we finally took a chance and went to The Owl Cafe & Bar, home of the world famous Chili Cheese Burger. They’ve been in business for 74 years. The burgers were great! A bit spicy for Alan, but he liked them anyway.
Next some shopping at Walmart for necessities, then the town library to work on the last two day’s photos. Then we drove back to Bosque for one more tour.