We decided to drive the hour down to Roswell to visit Bitter Lake NWR and perhaps see an alien or two. Struck out on the little green men, but we did enjoy the auto tour route at the refuge.
The Cassin's Sparrows were singing loudly, marking their territory and hoping to attract a mate.
Long-billed Dowitchers were "down-stitching" away hoping to find a delicious morsel in the mud.
Speaking of long bills, the American Avocets were in breeding colors and these two seemed to be fencing with each other.
Not to be outdone in the bill department, the Northern Shovelers were also enjoying this desert oasis.
We enjoyed our visit to Bitter Lake NWR and Roswell, even if we didn't get to see any UFO's or aliens.