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1990-01-11: NM: Caballo Lake-Las Cruces

Notable:  Oldsquaw; Anna's Hummingbird
@Cab: Caballo Lake
@LC: Las Cruces
@day: Caballo Lake-Las Cruces
Oldsquaw @Caballo Lake
Hummingbird, Anna's 1 @Las Cruces

1990-01-13: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

Notable:  Vermilion Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR

1990-01-19: NM: Moriarty

@day: Moriarty
Longspur, Lapland @Moriarty

1990-01-22: NM: Bosque

Notable:  Trumpeter Swan; Tundra Swan
@day: Bosque
Swan, Trumpeter @Bosque
The photo shows one Trumpeter on the right, two Tundras at center and left.
Swan, Tundra @Bosque
See Trumpeter Swan for a comparison.
Wren, Marsh @Bosque
For many years I was sure that these photos depicted a Sedge Wren, based on the streaked crown, smallish bill, and the not terribly strong pale superciliary stripe. However, the black (not brown) barring on the tail, the rusty front half of the folded wing, and the black back with white streaks all point to Marsh. I'm still open to other interpretations, but most of the better birders who have seen this have gone for Marsh.

1990-01-24: NM: Caballo, Elephant Butte

@day: Caballo, Elephant Butte
Loon, Pacific @Caballo, Elephant Butte
Gull, Glaucous-winged @Caballo, Elephant Butte
Gull, Glaucous @Caballo, Elephant Butte
Description: The classic all-white first-year bird. Huge.

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