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1977-12-09: CA: Paicines-Panoche Pass area

@PP: Panoche Pass
@Pai: Paicines area
@day: Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Route Paicines-Panoche Pass via county road J1, state road 25; Mercy Hot Springs
Missed No American Coots or Turkey Vultures.
Quail, California @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Heron, Great Blue @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Hawk, Marsh 
2♂ @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
1♀ @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Hawk, Red-tailed @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Hawk, Harlan's 1 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Hawk, Ferruginous 2 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Hawk, Rough-legged 4 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Eagle, Golden 2 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Kestrel, American # @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Merlin 2 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Killdeer @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Dove, Rock @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Dove, Mourning @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Roadrunner, Greater @Panoche Pass
Woodpecker, Lewis' 4 @Paicines area
Flicker, Red-shafted @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Phoebe, Black # @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Phoebe, Say's # @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Shrike, Loggerhead # @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
scrub-jay sp. @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Magpie, Yellow-billed # @Panoche Pass
Crow, Common @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Raven, Common @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Lark, Horned @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Chickadee, Chestnut-backed @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Wren, Rock 4 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Description: Straight long bill, slightly decurved. Light eyeline. Dark above, light below, rosy wash on belly. Bobs; about the size of a Zonotrichia.
Bluebird, Western 12 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Thrush, Varied 4 @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Starling, European @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Warbler, Audubon's @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Towhee, California @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Sparrow, Vesper @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Description: Eyering; red in wing; white on tail.
Sparrow, Lark @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Sparrow, Savannah @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Sparrow, White-crowned @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Junco, Oregon @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Even in xeric habitats.
Blackbird, Red-winged @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Meadowlark, Western @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Blackbird, Brewer's @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Finch, House @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Goldfinch, American @Paicines-Panoche Pass area
Sparrow, House @Paicines-Panoche Pass area

1977-12-10: CA: PAB

@day: PAB
Route Tide 6.8 at Baylands.
2♂ @PAB
2♀ @PAB
Wigeon, American @PAB
Mallard @PAB
Teal, Blue-winged @PAB
Shoveler, Northern @PAB
Pintail, Common @PAB
Teal, Green-Winged @PAB
Duck, Ruddy @PAB
Pelican, Brown @PAB
Heron, Great Blue @PAB
Egret, Great @PAB
Egret, Snowy @PAB
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @PAB
Kite, White-tailed @PAB
Hawk, Marsh @PAB
Kestrel, American @PAB
Rail, Clapper @PAB
Behavior: Ate two mice within 20 minutes.
Coot, American @PAB
Killdeer @PAB
Stilt, Black-necked @PAB
Avocet, American @PAB
Yellowlegs, Greater @PAB
Willet @PAB
Curlew, Long-billed @PAB
Godwit, Marbled @PAB
Sandpiper, Least @PAB
Dowitcher, Long-billed @PAB
Snipe, Common @PAB
Gull, Ring-billed @PAB
Gull, California @PAB
Dove, Rock @PAB
Dove, Mourning @PAB
Hummingbird, Anna's @PAB
Phoebe, Say's @PAB
Behavior: Flycatching on the boardwalk.
Shrike, Loggerhead @PAB
Behavior: Stooped on a Song Sparrow but missed.
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @PAB
Pipit, Water @PAB
Yellowthroat, Common @PAB
Sparrow, Savannah @PAB
Sparrow, Song @PAB
Meadowlark, Western @PAB
Blackbird, Brewer's @PAB
Cowbird, Brown-headed @PAB
Finch, House @PAB
Sparrow, House @PAB

1977-12-11: CA: PAB

@day: PAB
Route Tide 6.8 at Baylands.
scaup sp. @PAB
Canvasback @PAB
South end of the Bay.
Grebe, Western @PAB
Cormorant, Double-crested @PAB
Heron, Great Blue @PAB
Behavior: Ate a Norway rat.
Kite, White-tailed @PAB
Kestrel, American @PAB
Behavior: Pulled two mice out of the marsh within ten minutes.
Rail, Clapper @PAB
Behavior: Carrying a mouse, possibly ate it.
Gull, Bonaparte's @PAB
Shrike, Loggerhead @PAB
Behavior: Missed an attempt on a Water Pipit.
Leonard Compagno saw a shrike chase a Lesser Goldfinch into a tall bush. The goldfinch went into the middle of the bush, and the shrike landed on top. After a few minutes, the goldfinch peeked out, decided the coast was clear, flew straight out and got nailed. The shrike carried it off in its feet.
Pipit, Water @PAB

1977-12-22: CA: Palo Alto to Blythe

@day: Palo Alto to Blythe
Kite, White-tailed 
1 @Palo Alto to Blythe
North of Panoche Road on I-5.
1 @Palo Alto to Blythe
North of Gilroy.
Hawk, Marsh @Palo Alto to Blythe
I-5 between Fresno and bakersfield.
Magpie, Yellow-billed @Palo Alto to Blythe
Pass near San Luis Reservoir.

1977-12-23: AZ: I-10 eastbound

@day: I-10 eastbound
Hawk, Marsh @I-10 eastbound
Phoenix-Tucson leg.
Hawk, Red-tailed @I-10 eastbound
Hawk, Ferruginous @I-10 eastbound
I-10 south of Willcox.
Kestrel, American @I-10 eastbound
Dove, Rock @I-10 eastbound
Dove, Mourning @I-10 eastbound
Shrike, Loggerhead @I-10 eastbound
scrub-jay sp. @I-10 eastbound
Sparrow, House @I-10 eastbound

1977-12-26: NM: I-10 to Hobbs

@GML: Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
@NMJC: Hobbs: NM Junior College
@day: I-10 to Hobbs
Teal, Green-Winged 2♂ @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Canvasback @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Merganser, American 1♀ @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Quail, Scaled @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Lifer. Near dusk.
Grebe, Pied-billed @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Kestrel, American @I-10 to Hobbs
Coot, American @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Vocalizations: By 'voice'.
Killdeer @I-10 to Hobbs
Dove, Rock @I-10 to Hobbs
Dove, Mourning @I-10 to Hobbs
Flicker, Red-shafted @I-10 to Hobbs
Shrike, Loggerhead @I-10 to Hobbs
Raven, Chihuahuan @I-10 to Hobbs
Hobbs generally; 1107 West Gold specifically.
Wren, Cactus @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Lifer. The background in this photo is rather misleading: most of the campus is flat, dry, dead grass lawns. However, the wren was jumping around on a little clump of white rocks next to a scrawny pine tree.
Mockingbird @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Sparrow, White-crowned @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Junco, Pink-sided 3 @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Pyrrhuloxia 3 @Hobbs: NM Junior College
Meadowlark, Western @I-10 to Hobbs
Grackle, Great-tailed @Hobbs: Green Meadow Lake
Finch, House @I-10 to Hobbs
Sparrow, House @I-10 to Hobbs

1977-12-27: NM: Hobbs to Socorro

@day: Hobbs to Socorro
Hawk, Marsh @Hobbs to Socorro
Hawk, Red-tailed @Hobbs to Socorro
Hawk, Ferruginous @Hobbs to Socorro
Hawk, Rough-legged @Hobbs to Socorro
Eagle, Golden @Hobbs to Socorro
Kestrel, American @Hobbs to Socorro
Falcon, Prairie @Hobbs to Socorro
Jay, Pinyon @Hobbs to Socorro
Raven, White-necked @Hobbs to Socorro
Lark, Horned @Hobbs to Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Hobbs to Socorro
Starling, European @Hobbs to Socorro
Warbler, Orange-crowned @Hobbs to Socorro
Towhee, Canyon @Hobbs to Socorro
Junco, Dark-eyed @Hobbs to Socorro
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Hobbs to Socorro
Sparrow, House @Hobbs to Socorro

1977-12-28: NM: Bosque del Apache (CBC day)

@day: Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Wigeon, American @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Mallard @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Quail, Gambel's @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Eagle, Bald @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
The trick to finding a Bald Eagle on the refuge is to watch the large goose flocks. When they panic, it's generally because an eagle is approaching them. The eagle is in the exact center of the photo.
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Hawk, Ferruginous @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Eagle, Golden @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Killdeer @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Dove, Rock @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Pipit, Water @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Blackbird, Brewer's @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)
Goldfinch, Lesser @Bosque del Apache (CBC day)

1977-12-31: NM: Water Canyon; Bosque

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@day: Water Canyon; Bosque
Goose, Snow # @Water Canyon; Bosque
Eagle, Bald # @Water Canyon; Bosque
Hawk, Ferruginous @Water Canyon; Bosque
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied @Water Canyon; Bosque
Flicker, Northern @Water Canyon; Bosque

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