Monday, February 21, 2011

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Said our goodbyes to Belle, Toby & Sue this morning. Toby is heading into Bisbee to get new tires on his motorhome then heading back to Elephant Butte, NM.
All the critters were fed & watered this morning.
We didn't have far to go. It's about a 30 minute drive to the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal. It reminds us a lot of the Bosque Del Apache area in NM. There is a flooded area surround by corn fields. It attracts thousands of birds, especially Sand Hill cranes. The cranes are no big deal to us. They stroll through our front yard to home. We're not birders but the area is interesting. We used the iBird Pro app. on Carol's iPad to identify some birds.
Three days of free camping is permitted. Looks like it's just us once again. There has been a steady flow of serious birders all day. The really serious ones are easy to spot. They all wear vests, probably a holdover from the pre-digital camera days when you needed film, lenses, filters, and such. Plus they carry at least 50# of binoculars, spotting scopes, tripods, cameras, water bottles, those little portable stools, etc. Quite a scene to watch. I'm sure the birds get a big chuckle out of the whole thing.
No special plans for tomorrow. Johnny & Marge are getting into Tuscon on Thursday. We plan on meeting up with them this coming weekend. Then we need to pick up our mail and Carol's meds. in Benson before the Lazy Daze GTG begins in Benson next Monday.
We like just drifting here & there. We've come across some of the most interesting things.

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