On August 17th Chris Rohrer and I set out to find the Blue-footed Booby at Patagonia Lake State Park. The Blue-footed Booby is an ABA Rare Bird Code 4. This bird does not belong in the desert. It belongs in the Sea of Cortez and southward to the Galapagos, yet here is is in our state and people are flocking from everywhere to see it. Yes, this is a bird I never thought I would see, but here it was in front of my eyes. It flew past us several times as we stood on the small dock near the visitor’s center. While Chris had seen this bird in Mexico on his travels, it was a Life Bird for me! Below are the best of my 49 shots I took of this bird! What a thrill!