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Birds and Burgers

Yesterday was the continuation of the quest to find a closer birding location. Driving 60 miles roundtrip for Hornsby Bend is expensive and time-consuming. Decided on The Quarries Park, which is actually part of Hyde Park Baptist Church. Not the easiest place to find. There are two roads that lead right up to the entrance, but are blocked off due to fences.  That just leaves the correct one :) It’s only a couple of miles away; much better. There were a few ducks in the big lake and the usual suspects: mockingbirds, carndinals, grackels, starlings, etc.

The interesting part is this little lake. Fairly secluded, and swamp-like. Here, we found two Green Herons, red-winged blackbirds, a red-bellied woodpecker, and some unknown yellow bird. Pretty exciting for us, but I rather doubt there are many more, if any other birds. Maybe earlier during migration.

Afterwards, we went to Mighty Fine Burgers. I had heard from my cow-orkers that these were really good burgers. Walking in, you immediately think of Rudy’s. Turns out, they are owned by the same people that own Rudy’s. There, however, the similarities end. Whereas Rudy’s is good, Mighty Fine had the most tasteless burger I’ve ever had. If you want the most natural burger and fries, go here. Even the hamburger patties I buy at the store taste much better than this. Or at least they have taste. The burger also had the ‘interesting’ quality of dissolving in your mouth. If you don’t feel like chewing, this is great for you! At least the food wasn’t bad.

Categories: Birding
  1. yvo
    May 8, 2008 at 10:36 am

    i remember the quarries! it’s humongous!

    have you had the ostrich burger at fuddrucker’s?

  2. nosajio
    May 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Man, I should have just asked you how to get there. Would’ve saved a few miles :)
    Ostrich burger? no…. I haven’t eaten at Fuddrucker’s in a couple of years. I remember good hot dogs there. I’ll stick it on my list.

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