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2003-08-01: NM: Albuquerque: 8619 Animas Pl. NW

@ABQ: Albuquerque: 8619 Animas Pl. NW
Owl, Burrowing 12+[fide James Breeden] @Albuquerque: 8619 Animas Pl. NW
Sometime this month, my brother-in-law counted at least 12 owls on their back fence. Their yard abuts on undeveloped mesa.

2003-08-02: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phainopepla @Socorro

2003-08-08: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phainopepla @Socorro

2003-08-10: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro

2003-08-12: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Grackle, Common @Socorro

2003-08-13: NM: Socorro

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

2003-08-14: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, White-winged @Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro
Phainopepla @Socorro

2003-08-19: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
domestic goose sp. @Socorro
domestic duck sp. @Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro
Swallow, Barn @Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro

2003-08-20: NM: San Antonio

@day: San Antonio
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @San Antonio

2003-08-21: NM: Socorro: home

@day: Socorro: home
Verdin @Socorro: home

2003-08-24: NM: Magdalenas: North Fork

Notable:  Townsend's Warbler; Black-chinned Sparrow; Lark Bunting; Hepatic Tanager
@Flats: Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Route 0815, starting at the end of the pavement of Water Canyon Road and proceeding up the North Fork trail to about the 7200' level, return at 1200.
Missed No Acorn Woodpeckers seen, even at their mast trees; may have heard one but not at all positive.
Very little water, only a few pools, none more than two feet across. Lots of butterflies.
Vulture, Turkey @Magdalenas: North Fork
Hawk, Cooper's @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: Immature by its heavily streaked underparts and the eye located well forward in the skull.
Behavior: A Pinyon Jay was hopping around watching me as I watched him. He almost hopped onto this hawk, who of course took a swipe at the jay, but missed.
Kestrel, American @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
hummingbird sp. @Magdalenas: North Fork
Woodpecker, Hairy 2♂ @Magdalenas: North Fork
One near the top of the hike, the other not far from the bottom.
Kingbird, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
Shrike, Loggerhead 4 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
Vireo, Cassin's 1-4 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: ID presumptive; upperparts a fairly washed-out gray.
Jay, Pinyon 25+ @Magdalenas: North Fork
Strung all up and down the canyon in ones and twos.
Jay, Steller's 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Scrub-Jay, Western 10+ @Magdalenas: North Fork
Nutcracker, Clark's ? @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: ID is a wild guess; saw a larger bird soaring, crow-sized or less, black and white pattern.
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Chickadee, Mountain # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Nuthatch, White-breasted 2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Vocalizations: By call.
Wren, Canyon 2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Seen very well.
warbler sp. 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: Yellow belly to the base of the tail, poorly seen.
Warbler, Townsend's 1i @Magdalenas: North Fork
Watched at 30 yards range for ten minutes.
Sparrow, Chipping # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
Sparrow, Black-chinned @Magdalenas: North Fork
About a half-mile in, near some stone `gates' (volcanic dikes) across the stream.
Bunting, Lark 1ϕ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats
Description: I am not aware of any records closer than Sevilleta Refuge, but there it was, a female or immature with the huge white wing patch, and the fine streaking on the underparts thickening to make a sort of vertically elongated `stickpin'.
Tanager, Hepatic 2♀ @Magdalenas: North Fork
Description: Large head, lanky build, no wingbars.
meadowlark sp. # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon road flats

2003-08-24: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Empidonax sp. @Socorro
Warbler, Wilson's @Socorro
Grosbeak, Black-headed @Socorro

2003-08-25: NM: Albuquerque

@day: Albuquerque
Scrub-Jay, Western @Albuquerque

2003-08-27: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Phainopepla @Socorro

2003-08-29: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Scrub-Jay, Western @Socorro

2003-08-30: NM: Socorro

@day: Socorro
Dove, Inca @Socorro
Scrub-Jay, Western @Socorro

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