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1980-12-15: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@day: Palo Alto Baylands
Sparrow, Fox @Palo Alto Baylands
1980-12-15-0031

1980-12-20: CA: Palo Alto

@day: Palo Alto
Tide 7.0'.
Wigeon, American @Palo Alto
Mallard @Palo Alto
Teal, Cinnamon @Palo Alto
Shoveler, Northern @Palo Alto
Pintail, Common @Palo Alto
Canvasback @Palo Alto
Scaup, Lesser @Palo Alto
Bufflehead @Palo Alto
Duck, Ruddy @Palo Alto
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto
Grebe, Horned @Palo Alto
Grebe, Western @Palo Alto
Grebe, Clark's @Palo Alto
Cormorant, Double-crested @Palo Alto
Heron, Great Blue @Palo Alto
Egret, Great @Palo Alto
Egret, Snowy @Palo Alto
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Palo Alto
Hawk, Marsh @Palo Alto
Hawk, Red-tailed @Palo Alto
US-101, Redwood City.
Kestrel, American @Palo Alto
Rail, Clapper @Palo Alto
Behavior: On several occasions Leonard Compagno and I have seen these rails eat mice, apparently the endangered Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. The photo shows one such incident. Bent's Life histories does not mention any small mammalian prey for this species. My written notes say, “Ate one mouse quickly (house mouse? gray), shaking only about 20 seconds.”
1980-12-20-0005
According to some other folks, a Clapper Rail today ate a Vagrant Shrew, Sorex vagrans.
Killdeer @Palo Alto
Stilt, Black-necked @Palo Alto
Avocet, American @Palo Alto
Willet @Palo Alto
Sanderling @Palo Alto
With peeps in the lagoon.
Sandpiper, Least @Palo Alto
Gull, Ring-billed @Palo Alto
Gull, Western @Palo Alto
Gull, California @Palo Alto
Gull, Herring @Palo Alto
Gull, Thayer's @Palo Alto
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Palo Alto
Dove, Rock @Palo Alto
Dove, Mourning @Palo Alto
Kingfisher, Belted @Palo Alto
US-101, San Carlos.
Shrike, Loggerhead @Palo Alto
Starling, European @Palo Alto
Yellowthroat, Common @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Savannah @Palo Alto
Sparrow, Song @Palo Alto
Blackbird, Red-winged @Palo Alto
Meadowlark, Western @Palo Alto
Blackbird, Brewer's @Palo Alto
Finch, House @Palo Alto
Sparrow, House @Palo Alto

1980-12-24: NM: Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs

Notable:  Crissal Thrasher; Phainopepla
@AS: Aguirre Spring
@WSVC: White Sands Visitor Center
Body of water just east of the visitor center.
@day: Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Shoveler, Northern 200 @White Sands Visitor Center
Scaup, Lesser 5 @White Sands Visitor Center
Bufflehead @White Sands Visitor Center
Duck, Ruddy 2 @White Sands Visitor Center
Hawk, Marsh @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Hawk, Red-tailed @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Hawk, Ferruginous 1 @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Eagle, Golden @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Kestrel, American @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Coot, American @White Sands Visitor Center
Dove, Rock @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Dove, Mourning @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Flicker, Red-shafted @Aguirre Spring
Shrike, Loggerhead @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
scrub-jay sp. @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Raven, White-necked @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Lark, Horned @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Wren, Bewick's @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Aguirre Spring
Bluebird, Western @Aguirre Spring
Solitaire, Townsend's 2 @Aguirre Spring
Robin, American @Aguirre Spring
Thrasher, Crissal @Aguirre Spring
Description: Rusty crissum. Clear breast. Eye dark? Long bill.
Phainopepla @Aguirre Spring
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Aguirre Spring
Towhee, Canyon @Aguirre Spring
Sparrow, Brewer's @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Sparrow, Black-throated @Aguirre Spring
Sparrow, White-crowned @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Junco, Dark-eyed @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Junco, Gray-headed @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Pyrrhuloxia @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Blackbird, Red-winged @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
meadowlark sp. @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Blackbird, Brewer's @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Grackle, Great-tailed @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs
Finch, House @Aguirre Spring
Siskin, Pine @Aguirre Spring
Sparrow, House @Las Cruces; Aguirre Spring; to Hobbs

1980-12-25: NM: Hobbs area

Notable:  Blue Jay
@OP: Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
@day: Hobbs area
@home: Hobbs: 1107 West Gold
Hawk, Marsh @Hobbs area
Out on the prairies.
Hawk, Red-tailed @Hobbs area
Killdeer @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Dove, Rock @Hobbs area
Jay, Blue @Hobbs: 1107 West Gold
Raven, White-necked @Hobbs area
Lark, Horned @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Hobbs area
NM Junior College campus.
Description: Orange eye; dark specks on breast; medium curved bill.
1980-12-26-0022
Junco, Dark-eyed @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
Junco, Gray-headed @Hobbs: Ocotillo Park
meadowlark sp. @Hobbs area
Sparrow, House @Hobbs area

1980-12-26: NM: Lea County

@All: Lea County: Allred Tank
@Hob: Hobbs area
@day: Lea County
Hawk, Marsh # @Lea County
Abundant.
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Hawk, Cooper's # @Lea County: Allred Tank
Hawk, Harris' 1a @Lea County: Allred Tank
One at Allred, and another north of there.
1980-12-26-00121980-12-26-0015
Hawk, Red-tailed @Hobbs area
Eagle, Golden 1i @Lea County
Sitting on a fence along Lea-21.
Kestrel, American @Lea County
Falcon, Prairie 1 @Lea County
Along Lea-21.
Dove, Rock @Lea County
Raven, White-necked @Lea County
Wren, Cactus 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Sparrow, Song @Lea County: Allred Tank
Junco, Gray-headed @Lea County: Allred Tank
Meadowlark, Western @Lea County: Allred Tank
Description: Yellow lores. Tail barred.
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Lea County: Allred Tank
Sparrow, House @Hobbs area

1980-12-27: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache
Wigeon, American @Bosque del Apache
Mallard @Bosque del Apache
Teal, Cinnamon @Bosque del Apache
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache
Canvasback @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache
Goldeneye, Common @Bosque del Apache
1980-12-27-0014
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache
Eagle, Bald @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache
Falcon, Prairie @Bosque del Apache
1980-12-27-00221980-12-27-0026
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Bosque del Apache
Snipe, Common @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Rock @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Common @Bosque del Apache
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache
Raven, White-necked @Bosque del Apache
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Starling, European @Bosque del Apache
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, Song @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache
meadowlark sp. @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Brewer's @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, House @Bosque del Apache

1980-12-28: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache
Wigeon, American @Bosque del Apache
Mallard @Bosque del Apache
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache
Bittern, American @Bosque del Apache
1980-12-28-0035
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache
Eagle, Bald 1i @Bosque del Apache
1980-12-28-0016
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Cooper's @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Whooping 3a [uncountable] @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Rock @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Common @Bosque del Apache
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache
Pipit, Water @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache
Junco, Gray-headed @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache
meadowlark sp. @Bosque del Apache
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, House @Bosque del Apache

1980-12-29: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache
Wigeon, American @Bosque del Apache
Mallard @Bosque del Apache
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache
Canvasback @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Ferruginous @Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Bosque del Apache
Snipe, Common @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Rock @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Common @Bosque del Apache
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache
Raven, White-necked @Bosque del Apache
Starling, European @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache
Junco, Gray-headed @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache
meadowlark sp. @Bosque del Apache
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, House @Bosque del Apache

1980-12-29: NM: Socorro: Sedillo Spring

@day: Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Killdeer @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Raven, White-necked @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, Brewer's @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, Black-throated @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Junco, Dark-eyed @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Junco, Gray-headed @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Finch, House @Socorro: Sedillo Spring
Sparrow, House @Socorro: Sedillo Spring

1980-12-30: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache
Mallard @Bosque del Apache
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache
Canvasback @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache
Quail, Gambel's @Bosque del Apache
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache
Eagle, Bald 3i @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Ferruginous @Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque del Apache
Kingfisher, Belted @Bosque del Apache
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied @Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Common @Bosque del Apache
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache
Wren, Long-billed Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Starling, European @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, Song @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache
Junco, Gray-headed @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque del Apache
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Bosque del Apache
Finch, House @Bosque del Apache

1980-12-30: NM: Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon

@VLA: Socorro County: Very Large Array
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@day: Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Route With Leonard Compagno.
Hawk, Marsh @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Goshawk, Northern 1a♂ @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
1980-12-30-0035
This beautiful bird, my lifer, was perched on a phone pole not far from the end of the pavement at Water Canyon.
Hawk, Red-tailed @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Kestrel, American @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Acorn @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Hairy @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Flicker, Common @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Shrike, Loggerhead @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
scrub-jay sp. @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Raven, White-necked @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Raven, Northern @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Chickadee, Mountain @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Titmouse, Juniper @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Bluebird, Mountain @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Junco, Dark-eyed @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Junco, Gray-headed @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon
Sparrow, House @Socorro-Very Large Array-Water Canyon

1980-12-31: NM: Bosque del Apache

@day: Bosque del Apache
Goose, Snow @Bosque del Apache
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache
Mallard @Bosque del Apache
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache
Pintail, Common @Bosque del Apache
Canvasback @Bosque del Apache
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Scaup, Lesser @Bosque del Apache
Merganser, Common @Bosque del Apache
1980-12-31-0031
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache
Cormorant, Double-crested @Bosque del Apache
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache
Eagle, Bald @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Marsh @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Kestrel, American @Bosque del Apache
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque del Apache
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Bosque del Apache
Killdeer @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Rock @Bosque del Apache
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache
Flicker, Common @Bosque del Apache
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque del Apache
Raven, White-necked @Bosque del Apache
Robin, American @Bosque del Apache
Starling, European @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque del Apache
Junco, Dark-eyed @Bosque del Apache
Junco, Gray-headed @Bosque del Apache
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque del Apache
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache
Sparrow, House @Bosque del Apache

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