|A birder looks at the "green space" for proper habitat of expected birds|
|The right circle was off limits but the left one was not:)|
|Kathie Brown explores Outer Mongolia....I mean Round Cedar Lake in Leupp, AZ.|
But Kathie was there this time. And we laughed and had fun driving up to the spot together as a shared experience. It felt better because our friends offered us places to stay as we birded our way down afterwards. I didn't want to waste gas for one bird. Instead, we made a fun several day birding trek out of the adventure.
|a happy Kathie|
I put my binos on it and discover it's a Killdeer playing hide and seek with us. It was actually quite cute. My heart sank as I scanned right and.....
|It all looks like dirt until it doesn't(left is the sneaky Killdeer and the right is our Lesser Sand Plover)|
Kathie spots another plover!!!! And not just any plover but THE PLOVER! A small group of birders quickly assembles with scopes and watches the bird from a safe distance. Everyone is so happy.
|a resting Lesser Sand Plover|
|My favorite Mexican place in Flagstaff is MartAnnes! We celebrate our lifer at this delicious Mexican restaurant. Try their chilaquiles! Green or Red Salsa. It's all good!|
Round Cedar Lake(Lesser Sand Plover) and
Monterey Regional Airport(Chestnut-backed Chickadee).