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1976-12-06: CA: San Mateo County

Notable:  Harlequin Duck
@Ano: Ano Nuevo
@CSR: Crystal Springs Reservoir
@HMB: Half Moon Bay
@ML: Moss Landing
@SGC: San Gregorio Creek
@day: San Mateo County
Swan, Whistling @San Mateo County
Duck, Wood 1♀ @Ano Nuevo
Freshwater pond on the Bickford property.
1976-12-06-0026
Duck, Harlequin @San Gregorio Creek
Mouth of San Gregorio Creek, visible from CA-1.
1976-12-06-0031
Loon, Red-throated @Moss Landing
1976-12-06-0004
I don't have many flight shots of loons!
Bittern, American @Ano Nuevo
1976-12-06-0021
Gallinule, Common @San Mateo County
Godwit, Marbled @Ano Nuevo
1976-12-06-0022
Gull, Mew @Half Moon Bay
1976-12-06-0032
Vireo, Hutton's @Ano Nuevo
1976-12-06-0012

1976-12-14: CA: Palo Alto Flood Basin: Adobe Creek

@day: Palo Alto Flood Basin: Adobe Creek
Heron, Green @Palo Alto Flood Basin: Adobe Creek
1976-12-14-0022

1976-12-15: CA: Oakland: Lake Merritt

@day: Oakland: Lake Merritt
Goose, Greater White-fronted @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0006
Duck, Ring-necked @Oakland: Lake Merritt
Goldeneye, Common @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0019
Duck, Ruddy @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0005
Grebe, Eared @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0013
Pelican, American White @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0010
Direct size comparison with Brown Pelicans.
Pelican, Brown @Oakland: Lake Merritt
Eagle, Golden @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0017
I don't generally post pictures of captive birds, but these two birds on display at Lake Merritt show the dramatic size difference between Red-tailed Hawk and Golden Eagle.
Kingbird, Tropical @Oakland: Lake Merritt
Sparrow, House @Oakland: Lake Merritt
1976-12-15-0034

1976-12-18: CA: Palo Alto Flood Basin

@day: Palo Alto Flood Basin
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto Flood Basin
1976-12-18-0003
Still-fishing.
Dowitcher, Short-billed @Palo Alto Flood Basin
Owl, Short-eared @Palo Alto Flood Basin
1976-12-18-0020
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Palo Alto Flood Basin
1976-12-18-0024

1976-12-19: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
Rail, Virginia @Palo Alto Baylands
1976-12-19-00081976-12-19-00111976-12-19-0002

1976-12-21: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
Teal, Blue-winged @Palo Alto Baylands
1976-12-21-0023
Sora @Palo Alto Baylands
1976-12-21-0012
Dowitcher, Short-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Vocalizations: 'tu^3'
1976-12-21-0022
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
1976-12-21-0019
Slide says Long-billed, but this is only three frames before the image labeled as Short-billed, above. Not sure how I ID'd it.
Junco, Gray-headed @Palo Alto Baylands

1976-12-24: NM: Hobbs

@day: Hobbs
Sparrow, House @Hobbs

1976-12-26: NM: Hobbs

@day: Hobbs
Harrier, Northern ϕ @Hobbs
Ocotillo Park.
1976-12-26-0017
Raven, White-necked @Hobbs

1976-12-27: NM: Hobbs area

@day: Hobbs area
Roadrunner, Greater @Hobbs area
Raven, Chihuahuan @Hobbs area
1976-12-27-0003

1976-12-28: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Chickadee, Mountain @Socorro
1976-12-28-0017
Nuthatch, Red-breasted @Socorro
1976-12-28-0005
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Socorro
1976-12-28-0016

1976-12-29: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
Route These photos were taken from the road that was later called the “seasonal road” and closed during the cooler months.
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache NWR
1976-12-29-0012
The photo shows a general view of the refuge with numerous cranes.
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Bosque del Apache NWR
1976-12-29-0034

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