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1989-12-01: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Jay, Blue @Socorro

1989-12-05: NM: Socorro area

@day: Socorro area
Hawk, Red-tailed @Socorro area
Solitaire, Townsend's @Socorro area

1989-12-06: NM: Bosque

@SAnt: San Antonio area
@day: Bosque
Goose, Snow @Bosque
Goose, Canada @Bosque
Gadwall @Bosque
Mallard @Bosque
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque
Pintail, Northern @Bosque
Teal, Green-Winged @Bosque
Redhead @Bosque
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque
Bufflehead @Bosque
Merganser, Hooded @Bosque
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque
Harrier, Northern @Bosque
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque
Kestrel, American @Bosque
Coot, American @Bosque
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque
Dove, Mourning @Bosque
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque
Jay, Blue @Bosque
scrub-jay sp. @Bosque
Crow, American @Bosque
Wren, Marsh @Bosque
Bluebird, Mountain @Bosque
1989-12-06-0033
Sparrow, Song @Bosque
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque
Junco, Oregon @Bosque
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque

1989-12-07: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Grackle, Common @Socorro

1989-12-09: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Jay, Blue @Socorro

1989-12-10: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro
Grackle, Common @Socorro

1989-12-16: NM: Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)

@day: Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Harrier, Northern @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Hawk, Cooper's @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Hawk, Red-tailed @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Kestrel, American @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Flicker, Red-shafted @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Shrike, Loggerhead @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
scrub-jay sp. @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Chickadee, Mountain @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Titmouse, Juniper @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Verdin @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Bushtit @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Wren, Bewick's @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Bluebird, Western @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Bluebird, Mountain @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Solitaire, Townsend's @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Robin, American @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Thrasher, Sage @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Thrasher, Crissal @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Towhee, Canyon @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Sparrow, Sage @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Sparrow, White-crowned @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Junco, Dark-eyed @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Meadowlark, Western @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Finch, Cassin's @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Finch, House @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
Grosbeak, Evening @Sevilleta NWR (Sevilleta CBC)
1989-12-16-0003

1989-12-17: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro
Ground-Dove, Common @Socorro

1989-12-21: NM: Bosque

@day: Bosque
Gadwall @Bosque
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque
Pintail, Northern @Bosque
Bufflehead @Bosque
Merganser, Common @Bosque
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque
Eagle, Bald @Bosque
Harrier, Northern @Bosque
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Bosque
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque
Kestrel, American @Bosque
1989-12-21-0024
Coot, American @Bosque
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque
Killdeer @Bosque
Yellowlegs, Greater @Bosque
Gull, Ring-billed @Bosque
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque
1989-12-21-0018
Crow, American @Bosque
Robin, Rufous-backed @Bosque
In the grounds of the RV park located immediately north of the Bosque del Apache NWR.
1989-12-21-00171989-12-21-00151989-12-21a00111989-12-21a00121989-12-21-00361989-12-21a00031989-12-21a00121989-12-21-00301989-12-21-00291989-12-21-00121989-12-21-00141989-12-21-00131989-12-21-00111989-12-21-00091989-12-21-00051989-12-21-0004
The rumor was that this bird was coming to drink, every 20 minutes, from the dog's water dish in the yard beside the RV park office. I went there and it was true. The photos show the bird coming first to the top of the chain-link fence, looking around, and then diving down to drink.
Robin, American @Bosque
Starling, European @Bosque
Pipit, Water @Bosque
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Bosque
Sparrow, Song @Bosque
Sparrow, Swamp @Bosque
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque
Finch, House @Bosque

1989-12-23: NM: Santa Fe

@day: Santa Fe
Thrush, Varied @Santa Fe
1989-12-23-00191989-12-23-0020

1989-12-24: NM: Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs

@day: Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Goose, Snow @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Goose, Ross' @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Goose, Canada @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Gadwall @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Wigeon, American @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Mallard @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Shoveler, Northern @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Pintail, Northern @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Canvasback @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Redhead @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Duck, Ring-necked @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Scaup, Lesser @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Bufflehead @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Goldeneye, Common @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Merganser, Hooded @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Merganser, Common @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Duck, Ruddy @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Grebe, Pied-billed @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Heron, Great Blue @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Harrier, Northern @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Hawk, Red-tailed @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Kestrel, American @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Coot, American @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Crane, Sandhill @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Killdeer @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Gull, Ring-billed @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Dove, Mourning @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Roadrunner, Greater @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Shrike, Loggerhead @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Jay, Pinyon @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
scrub-jay sp. @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Raven, Common @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Bluebird, Eastern @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Waxwing, Cedar @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Junco, Dark-eyed @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Finch, Cassin's @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs
Finch, House @Socorro->Bitter L->Hobbs

1989-12-25: NM: Hobbs area

@Mad: Hobbs: Maddox Lake
This cooling pond for a power plant sizeable (several acres) and heavily ringed with cattails.
@day: Hobbs area
Wigeon, American @Hobbs area
Mallard @Hobbs area
Shoveler, Northern @Hobbs area
Pintail, Northern @Hobbs area
Teal, Green-Winged @Hobbs area
Canvasback @Hobbs area
Bittern, American @Hobbs area
Harrier, Northern @Hobbs area
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Hobbs area
Hawk, Red-tailed @Hobbs area
Kestrel, American @Hobbs area
Falcon, Prairie @Hobbs area
Rail, Virginia @Hobbs area
Coot, American @Hobbs area
Curlew, Long-billed @Hobbs area
Snipe, Common @Hobbs area
Dove, Rock @Hobbs area
Dove, Mourning @Hobbs area
Roadrunner, Greater @Hobbs area
Shrike, Loggerhead @Hobbs area
Raven, Chihuahuan @Hobbs area
Wren, Marsh @Hobbs area
Robin, American @Hobbs area
Starling, European @Hobbs area
Longspur, Chestnut-collared @Hobbs area
Warbler, Audubon's @Hobbs area
Bunting, Lark @Hobbs area
1989-12-25-0025
Sparrow, Savannah @Hobbs: Maddox Lake
1989-12-25-00321989-12-25-00271989-12-25-0029
Sparrow, Song @Hobbs area
Sparrow, Swamp @Hobbs area
Sparrow, White-crowned @Hobbs area
Junco, Dark-eyed @Hobbs area
Blackbird, Red-winged @Hobbs area
Meadowlark, Western @Hobbs area
Grackle, Great-tailed @Hobbs area
Finch, House @Hobbs area

1989-12-26: NM: Hobbs->Socorro

@day: Hobbs->Socorro
Hawk, Harris' @Hobbs->Socorro

1989-12-27: NM: Socorro<->Bosque

Notable:  Trumpeter Swan; Purple Finch; Cassin's Finch
@day: Socorro<->Bosque
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goose, Snow @Socorro<->Bosque
Goose, Ross' @Socorro<->Bosque
Goose, Canada @Socorro<->Bosque
Swan, Trumpeter @Socorro<->Bosque
Gadwall @Socorro<->Bosque
Mallard @Socorro<->Bosque
Shoveler, Northern @Socorro<->Bosque
Pintail, Northern @Socorro<->Bosque
Teal, Green-Winged @Socorro<->Bosque
Bufflehead @Socorro<->Bosque
Quail, Gambel's @Socorro<->Bosque
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Socorro<->Bosque
Cormorant, Double-crested @Socorro<->Bosque
Heron, Great Blue @Socorro<->Bosque
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Socorro<->Bosque
Eagle, Bald @Socorro<->Bosque
Harrier, Northern @Socorro<->Bosque
Hawk, Cooper's @Socorro<->Bosque
Hawk, Red-tailed @Socorro<->Bosque
Kestrel, American @Socorro<->Bosque
Coot, American @Socorro<->Bosque
Crane, Sandhill @Socorro<->Bosque
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Socorro<->Bosque
Gull, Ring-billed @Socorro<->Bosque
Dove, Mourning @Socorro<->Bosque
Flicker, Red-shafted @Socorro<->Bosque
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro<->Bosque
Shrike, Loggerhead @Socorro<->Bosque
scrub-jay sp. @Socorro<->Bosque
Crow, American @Socorro<->Bosque
Raven, Common @Socorro<->Bosque
Lark, Horned @Socorro<->Bosque
Bluebird, Mountain @Socorro<->Bosque
Solitaire, Townsend's @Socorro<->Bosque
Robin, American @Socorro<->Bosque
Starling, European @Socorro<->Bosque
Pipit, Water @Socorro<->Bosque
Towhee, Rufous-sided @Socorro<->Bosque
Sparrow, Song @Socorro<->Bosque
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro<->Bosque
Junco, Dark-eyed @Socorro<->Bosque
Blackbird, Red-winged @Socorro<->Bosque
Meadowlark, Western @Socorro<->Bosque
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro<->Bosque
Finch, Purple 1♀ @Socorro<->Bosque
1989-12-27-00201989-12-27-00291989-12-27-00231989-12-27-00261989-12-27-00221989-12-27-00161989-12-27-0019
I believe these photos are all of a bird that Philip Johnson and I observed a number of times during this period. It was later collected by Philip's cat Beezel, and Philip deposited its head in the collection at the Museum of Southwest Biology at UNM.
Finch, Cassin's 1♀ @Socorro<->Bosque
1989-12-27-00171989-12-27-00211989-12-27-0033
Finch, House @Socorro<->Bosque

1989-12-28: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro
Grackle, Common @Socorro

1989-12-30: NM: Bosque

Notable:  Trumpeter Swan
@day: Bosque
Goose, Blue @Bosque
Goose, white Snow @Bosque
Goose, Ross' @Bosque
Goose, Cackling @Bosque
Goose, Canada @Bosque
Swan, Trumpeter @Bosque
Gadwall @Bosque
Wigeon, American @Bosque
Mallard @Bosque
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque
Pintail, Northern @Bosque
Teal, Green-Winged @Bosque
Duck, Ring-necked @Bosque
Bufflehead @Bosque
Merganser, Common @Bosque
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque
Cormorant, Double-crested @Bosque
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque
Eagle, Bald @Bosque
Harrier, Northern @Bosque
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Bosque
Hawk, Cooper's @Bosque
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque
Kestrel, American @Bosque
Coot, American @Bosque
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque
Crane, Whooping  [uncountable] @Bosque
Yellowlegs, Greater @Bosque
Gull, Ring-billed @Bosque
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque
Phoebe, Black @Bosque
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque
raven sp. @Bosque
Crow, American @Bosque
Wren, Marsh @Bosque
Robin, American @Bosque
Starling, European @Bosque
Pipit, Water @Bosque
Towhee, Spotted @Bosque
Sparrow, Song @Bosque
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque
Blackbird, Yellow-headed @Bosque
Blackbird, Brewer's @Bosque
Siskin, Pine @Bosque
Goldfinch, American @Bosque

1989-12-31: NM: Bosque

Notable:  Trumpeter Swan
@day: Bosque
goose, white @Bosque
Swan, Trumpeter @Bosque
1989-12-31-00321989-12-31-00181989-12-31-00301989-12-31-00291989-12-31-00261989-12-31-00021989-12-31-00151989-12-31-00281989-12-31-0033
The first photo, showing the swan shaking out its wings, was published in American Birds, my first published photo. See also my notes for 1990-01-22, including a comparison photo with one Trumpeter versus two Whistling swans.
Swan, Whistling 1 @Bosque
Gadwall @Bosque
Mallard @Bosque
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque
Pintail, Northern @Bosque
Teal, Green-Winged @Bosque
Merganser, Common @Bosque
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque
Eagle, Bald @Bosque
Hawk, Red-tailed @Bosque
Kestrel, American @Bosque
Coot, American @Bosque
Crane, Sandhill @Bosque
Dove, Mourning @Bosque
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque
Shrike, Loggerhead @Bosque
scrub-jay sp. @Bosque
Crow, American @Bosque
Chickadee, Mountain @Bosque
Wren, Marsh @Bosque
Thrush, Hermit @Bosque
Starling, European @Bosque
Pipit, Water @Bosque
Sparrow, Song @Bosque
Sparrow, White-crowned @Bosque
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque
Meadowlark, Western @Bosque
Goldfinch, American @Bosque

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