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1998-04-04: NM: Magdalenas: North Fork

@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Route 0915, park at the end of the pavement and walk up to the fourth stream crossing, which is not far past the third one. Return by 1215.
Woodpecker, Acorn 1-2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Near second stream crossing.
Flicker, Northern @Magdalenas: North Fork
Vocalizations: 'wick-wick-wick' call heard several times.
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Perched on the "Cibola National Forest" sign just below Water Canyon Road's junction with FR-505.
Jay, Steller's @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: Forehead markings powder blue.
Imitated its 'psshhhht' call to bring it into view.
scrub-jay sp. # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Flats near US-60.
Chickadee, Mountain @Magdalenas: North Fork
Vocalizations: Song transcribed as 'tee tickety tee', bell-like. Also suspected of a three-note whistle, reminiscent of a White-crowned Sparrow song, transcribed as 'dee der der', pitches about C5-A4-A4.
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Bushtit # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Behavior: Responded to my Screech Owl imitation.
Nuthatch, White-breasted 2-3 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Behavior: Responded to my Screech Owl imitation.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Bluebird, Western @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: Broad dirty-blue band across throat.
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork

1998-04-09: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's @Bosque del Apache NWR

1998-04-12: NM: North Monticello Point-Bosque del Apache

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@NMP: Sierra Co.: North Monticello Point
@day: North Monticello Point-Bosque del Apache
Missed Red-throated Loon reported yesterday by Parmeter and Oldenettel at North Monticello Point. Brown Pelican at Bosque del Apache, reportedly a rehab bird from Escondida Lake.
Easter Sunday. Next time, take exit 89, not exit 92. Less washboarded.
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American 3♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern 
# @Sierra Co.: North Monticello Point
Rafts well out from the point.
@Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared 
2 @Sierra Co.: North Monticello Point
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pond west of the south loop, also just north of the heron rookery at the east end of the center road.
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy 20+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 
1 @Sierra Co.: North Monticello Point
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR

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