CONCHAS LAKE, N.M. (KRQE) - Dozens are flocking to Conchas Lake to see the blue-footedbooby, after a recent sighting of the rare bird.
About 100 people have made the trip to the northeastern NewMexico lake since Steve Peterson spotted the bird on Aug. 15.
“We saw it over by the dam,” Peterson said.
He took some pictures of the bird but they don’t look likenormal pictures of the creature. As it turns out, the bird is soyoung that it doesn't have its trademark blue feet yet.
The bird is not supposed to be here, and the avian oddity hasonly been seen by a few spectators so far.
“I didn't see it.” Lannios Neely said.
Bird watcher Peter Derven said he thinks he knows why the birdwasn’t out Tuesday afternoon.
“This is probably siesta time for him, he is probablydigesting a fish somewhere off in the boonies," Derven said.
The blue-footed bobby is native to the Galapagos Islands.
Many have speculated that sea bird got drastically off course,took a left turn in Albuquerque and somehow ended up at thelake.
Jeanine Zenge was one of the lucky few to catch a glimpse.
“I saw a blue-footed booby for about three seconds," shesaid.
There is no telling how long the bird will hang around.Officials said they are just excited about the boost in businessfor the lake.
This is the first time a blue-footed booby has been seen in NewMexico.
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