It was a leucistic house finch, and boy was I surprised to see it feeding yesterday morning.
Around noon time I headed over to Mountainair to meet Grace, a blogger I read that lives down near Socorro. She was helping a friend move stuff out of a storage unit.
I stopped in the town of Mountainair to check out a new, to me, bakery which had been open for seven months already. I asked the woman waiting on me where she was from since she spoke with an accent. I was surprised to find out that she was from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. I started speaking Portuguese with her, and we're going to get together so I can exercise my native language.
Later in the gorgeous afternoon I helped Dale install our weather station. Little did we know that our beautiful sunset would result in such a different morning.