Yesterday we drove out to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. It was the first time I've been out there in a while. It is still a fascinating place.
We drove back via highway 35. After crossing the Continental Divide and dropping into the Upper Mimbres valley, I spotted a montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) crossing the road. It was smaller than a Gambel's quail, and the pattern on its face was very distinctive. This may have been a lucky once-in-a-lifetime sighting of a rare bird in the U.S.A.
Daniel is enjoying Silver City and the Gila. It has been a completely new experience for him.