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2004-09-01: NM: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Cormorant, Neotropic @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Behavior: Perched on W side of pond.
Heron, Green @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: Alarm a fast 'kowk^3'
Phoebe, Say's @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: 'tsyurr'

2004-09-02: NM: Socorro-Roswell-Artesia

Notable:  Osprey
@Art: Art: fields S
@NM: New Mexico generally
@Sal: Lincoln: Salazar Canyon/Baca Campground
3.5 mi W of Lincoln; 333134n 1052624w.
@day: Socorro-Roswell-Artesia
Route Left Socorro 1415, Roswell, Artesia, Carlsbad. Straight through except for two brief stops. Light failed south of Artesia about 1900.
Film First shots of the day are the Loggerhead Shrike.
Vulture, Turkey 
@New Mexico generally
Many on the road.
60+ @New Mexico generally
Kettle near Roswell dump.
Osprey 1 @Art: fields S GPS: 324426n 1042103w
Sitting on high-tension poles nowhere near water. An earlier draft of the notes put this bird's position as 324756n 1052140w, which is probably an error for 1042140w.
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Harrier, Northern 1 @New Mexico generally
Farm fields near Roswell
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Art: fields S
Kestrel, American @Art: fields S
Killdeer 1 @Art: fields S
Pigeon, Rock @New Mexico generally
Farm fields generally.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Art: fields S
Miles from town.
Dove, Mourning @New Mexico generally
hummingbird sp. @Lincoln: Salazar Canyon/Baca Campground
Woodpecker, Acorn ? @Lincoln: Salazar Canyon/Baca Campground
By call.
Kingbird, Western 1 @Art: fields S
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Art: fields S
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Scrub-Jay, Western # @Lincoln: Salazar Canyon/Baca Campground
raven sp. # @New Mexico generally
Raven, Chihuahuan @New Mexico generally
Near Hondo.
Description: White neck underplumage.
Swallow, Barn @New Mexico generally
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
Is this a second brood? A pair, probably the same ones that lurk in my orchard much of the day, bred in the cholla thicket in front of 604 Fitch well before the Northern Mockingbirds arrived, in late spring.
1a @New Mexico generally
Behavior: Feeding juvenile.
1i @New Mexico generally
Description: Speckled breast, eye looks pale gray, bill barely longer than that of a mockingbird, but more decurved. Orange, soft mouth corners.
Warbler, Wilson's @New Mexico generally
Socorro, near Speare Hall.
Sparrow, Lark # @Art: fields S
Bunting, Lark 20+ @Art: fields S
Further south where farms end and the oil patch begins.
meadowlark sp. 1 @Art: fields S
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Art: fields S
Common.
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Lincoln: Salazar Canyon/Baca Campground
Small flock, by call.

2004-09-03: NM: Rattlesnake Springs-Bitter Lake

Notable:  Cave Swallow; Orchard Oriole
@BL: Bitter Lake NWR
@CP: Brantley Lake: Cheapskate Point
@NM: Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
Turnoff from US 62-180 is just E of mile marker 10.
@day: Rattlesnake Springs-Bitter Lake
Route 0600: Arrived at Rattlesnake Springs well before dawn (my daybreak estimate neglected DST). Fog lowering until 0830; first sun 0930; completely clear by 1000. Left 1130. Quick look at Brantley around 1345. 1600: arrived Bitter Lake, drove the loop and also walked about 0.5 mile down the Oxbow Trail. Left 1745.
Film First frame ~28, Bell's Vireo microdot, VC-400-36 2004-08-21-1550 : 2004-09-03-0945. Started VC-400-36 2004-09-03-0945 : 2004-09-09-1900. At Bitter Lake, 2nd roll frame ~28 is a Chipping Sparrow on a twig; first at f/11, then at f/5.6. On the latter roll, look around frame 11 for a Warbling Vireo.
Wigeon, American 10+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Mallard @Bitter Lake NWR
A few pair.
Shoveler, Northern 6+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Pintail, Northern 2+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Teal, Green-Winged @Bitter Lake NWR
Big rafts.
Turkey, Wild 5 @Rattlesnake Springs
Tame birds near the residence. One completely white.
Pelican, American White 40+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Heron, Great Blue 
# @Bitter Lake NWR
1 @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
SW of Elida in a pond.
1 @Brantley Lake: Cheapskate Point
Egret, Great 3 @Bitter Lake NWR
Egret, Snowy 20+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Ibis, White-faced 2 @Bitter Lake NWR
Vulture, Turkey @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @Bitter Lake NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Chivvying the mesquite habitat.
Hawk, Swainson's # @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Several on Carlsbad-Artesia leg and also on Roswell-Portales leg.
Hawk, Red-tailed @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Roswell-Portales leg
Kestrel, American @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Coot, American # @Bitter Lake NWR
Hundreds, including many half-grown juveniles.
Killdeer # @Bitter Lake NWR
Stilt, Black-necked 100+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Avocet, American 60+ @Bitter Lake NWR
peep sp. 120+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 8+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Many possibles also not ID'd to species.
Yellowlegs, Lesser 3+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Sandpiper, Western 4+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Description: Long droopy bill, black legs.
Sandpiper, Least 10+ @Bitter Lake NWR
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Dowitcher, Long-billed 12+ @Bitter Lake NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 2 @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Fields well outside Roswell.
Dove, White-winged 60+ @Rattlesnake Springs
Dove, Mourning 15+ @Rattlesnake Springs
Nighthawk, Common 1 @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Roswell: Red Bridge Road
hummingbird sp. 1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
In the tank.
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Rattlesnake Springs
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Empidonax sp. @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Black 3 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Flycatcher, Vermilion @Rattlesnake Springs
2♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 2+ @Rattlesnake Springs
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Also one there that looked awfully brown-headed and gray-cheeked. See photos.
Kingbird, Cassin's # @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingbird, Western 
@Rattlesnake Springs
@Rattlesnake Springs-Bitter Lake
Vireo, Solitary 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Pothook eyering; head very dark: blue-headed?
Vireo, Bell's # @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: Song twice as long as any of the "Solitary" types, usually ending with a "zeep" note.
Vireo, Warbling 2 @Rattlesnake Springs
raven sp. @Rattlesnake Springs-Bitter Lake
Swallow, Cave 40+ @Rattlesnake Springs, Bitter Lake NWR
Description: None had dark throat or cheek, so no for-sure Cliffies. Many photos.
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Swallow, Barn @Rattlesnake Springs
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Seen up close.
Wren, Bewick's 2 @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: By buzzy call.
Robin, American 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Near HQ buildings.
Waxwing, Cedar 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phainopepla @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: By 'drip' call.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 2 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Wilson's 2 @Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, Chipping 
@Rattlesnake Springs
@Bitter Lake NWR
Sparrow, Lark 
@Rattlesnake Springs
@Bitter Lake NWR
Tanager, Summer # @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: By 'dybbuk' call; also 'dibbidgy'.
Tanager, Western 2♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Cardinal, Northern @Rattlesnake Springs
2♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
meadowlark sp. @Bitter Lake NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed @Rattlesnake Springs-Bitter Lake
Especially farmlands near Roswell.
Oriole, Orchard 1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Finch, House 4 @Rattlesnake Springs
Goldfinch, Lesser @Rattlesnake Springs

2004-09-04: NM: Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch; Black-and-white Warbler
@MT: Melrose Trap
@PH: Clovis-Tatum route: nameless pothole
GPS: 335344n 1032010w None
@day: Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum
Route Stayed in Portales. Birded Melrose Trap 1110-1150, left due to windy conditions. Returned 1515-1630, incipient rain. Tried to find the Tatum sewage ponds to chase the rumored Yellow-crowned Night Heron, couldn't find them by the time it got too dark.
Film Started a new roll of VC 400, not finished: 2004-09-03 1900 (no shots) : 2004-09-05 1030.
Drove into Melrose Trap to find five truckloads of dove hunters staring dourly at me. I can't imagine why I didn't blend right in, being a good old boy from southeast NM from way back. Maybe it was the giant camera rig, the binoculars, or the shorts and sandals. They were blasting away with shotguns right next to the trucks, probably to see if they could make me jump (they didn't).
Vulture, Turkey @Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum
Harrier, Northern 1i♂ @Melrose Trap
Clovis-Tatum leg
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Melrose Trap
Roosevelt Co.
Hawk, Red-tailed @Melrose Trap
Melrose Trap-Clovis leg
Kestrel, American 
1 @Melrose Trap
@Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum
Killdeer 3 @Clovis-Tatum route: nameless pothole
Avocet, American 16 @Clovis-Tatum route: nameless pothole
Yellowlegs, Greater 2 @Clovis-Tatum route: nameless pothole
Pigeon, Rock # @Melrose Trap
Ag areas generally
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Melrose Trap
Near Portales
Dove, Mourning @Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum
In season; hunted look.
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Melrose Trap
Empidonax sp. 1 @Melrose Trap
Kingbird, Western 
@Portales-Melrose Trap-Tatum
1 @Melrose Trap
Raven, Chihuahuan 2 @Melrose Trap
Vocalizations: Duetting
swallow sp. # @Melrose Trap
Near Portales, on a wire.
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Melrose Trap
NW corner of the trees.
Warbler, Yellow 1♂ @Melrose Trap
Description: Red streaks on breast
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @Melrose Trap
Description: Drab fall imm.
Warbler, Black-and-white 1 @Melrose Trap
NW corner.
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Studied at some length.
Warbler, Wilson's 6+ @Melrose Trap
Bunting, Lark # @Melrose Trap
Curry Co.
Tanager, Western 10+♂ @Melrose Trap
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Melrose Trap
All towns, many farms.
Oriole, Bullock's 2♀ @Melrose Trap
Finch, House 4+ @Melrose Trap
Sparrow, House 
@Melrose Trap
Urban
20+ @Melrose Trap
In a hedgerow at a road junction in W. Roosevelt Co., nowhere near any structures or livestock.

2004-09-05: NM: Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake

Notable:  Olive-sided Flycatcher
@BL: Lea Co.: Allred Tank
I've been calling this place Bell Lake for decades, but apparently the real Bell Lake is further west. According to Jerry Oldenettel, Allred Tank is the right name. Territorial bovids prevented a full survey of the lake. Figure hiking to the lake from the road takes at least 35 minutes and covers over a mile.
GPS: 321843n 1033040w Turnoff from Lea Co. 12 to the tank.
@EuC: Eunice: Cemetery
The Eunice Cemetery Association maintains this beautifully kept-up jewel of a cemetery, just south of town.
GPS: 322418n 1030934w Cemetery entrance from NM-207.
@Hob: Hobbs City Park
At Jefferson x Scharbauer; the latter street is locally pronounced `SCAR-buh-roe' (I grew up in this town).
@LG: Laguna Grande
There are three places where the road cuts across the lake. Only the easternmost had birdlife.
GPS: 322009n 1035502w Eastern edge, close to milepost 5 on NM-128.
@Le12: Lea Co. Road 12
Starting from south of Eunice, jogging south and west to go by Allred Tank and connect with NM 128.
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
Tired from my hike, I mainly sat around near the tank.
@day: Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake
Route Day starts in Hobbs. Brief drive around City Park. Drive from Hobbs to Eunice; west along Co. Rd. #12; birded Allred Tank about 1050-1250. To NM 128, the Jal-Loving Highway; west to US 285, south to Malaga, west on Black River Village (Eddy Co. Rd. #720) to US 62-180; short visit to Rattlesnake Springs about 1500-1605; return to Socorro late.
Film VC-400-36, 2004-09-03-1900 : 2004-09-05-1030. Fuji-100-36, 2004-09-05-1030 : 2004-09-05-1135. Fuji-100-36, 2004-09-06-1135 : 2004-09-05-1340. VC-400-36, 2004-09-05-1340 started.
Duck, Ruddy 1♀ @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
quail sp. 30+ @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Description: Didn't get a good look at them. Out here they could be Scaled Quail or possibly Northern Bobwhite. They seemed a bit chunky, and more strongly colored than plain, so I tend to favor the latter. No calls heard.
Vulture, Turkey 
@Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake
@Lea Co.: Allred Tank
There was one apparent roost with at least 60 birds, an isolated little woodlot on the east side of the truck bypass southwest of Roswell, between the Brasher and McGaffey intersections.
Harrier, Northern 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Fields near Artesia
Hawk, Swainson's 
@Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake
1i @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Description: Seen soaring high above the Allred Tank road. A more compact shape, with less wing surface to body size than a Red-tail. Wing linings a rich buff-orange color. Flight feathers gray. Regrowing outer primes, but they are all white basally. Wings too narrow for a Broad-winged. Tail with narrow barring, the last dark bar subterminal and slightly thicker. Photos universally judged by local experts as an immature Swainson's. Although I was leaning toward Red-shouldered due to the rich underwing color, and the regrowing outer primes made the "white parentheses" at the base of the primes impossible to see, the tail was all wrong. I had discarded Swainson's because the throat was light, though bordered with broad dark streaks, but I was unfamiliar with the immature plumage.
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Kestrel, American @Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake
Common around farming areas.
Falcon, Prairie 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Description: Falcon shape, obvious black axillar patches.
Sandpiper, Western ~5 @Laguna Grande
Description: Small, black legs, bill not short and with a slight droop. Given the great rustiness of my shorebird ID skills, the photos should be inspected carefully.
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Pigeon, Rock # @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Ag areas
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 40+ @Hobbs City Park
2004-09-05-0006
Commonest dove in the park by far.
Dove, White-winged 1-2 @Hobbs City Park
Dove, Mourning # @Hobbs-Eunice-Allred Tank-Rattlesnake
It's dove season, so they're everywhere or nowhere, depending on whether you're a hunter or not.
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Eunice: Cemetery
woodpecker sp. 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Something was pounding pretty heavily on a big limb. Much too loud for a Ladder-backed.
Flycatcher, Olive-sided 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Wood-Pewee, Western 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Perched on the wire over the turnaround loop at the end of the road.
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Originally misidentified as Olive-sided; Oldenettel says the pictures show a Pewee.
Empidonax sp. 
2+ @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
2004-09-05-0030
Flycatching above the swampy part.
Phoebe, Black 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
At NW gate.
Flycatcher, Vermilion @Rattlesnake Springs
1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingbird, Cassin's @Rattlesnake Springs
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I thought the bird in frame a22 was a Western and the rest were Cassin's, but Jerry Oldenettel says they're all Cassin's.
Kingbird, Western @Rattlesnake Springs
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 
~6 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
1a @Lea Co. Road 12
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2i @Lea Co. Road 12
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The first one I saw, a juvenile with a tail no longer than that of a Western Kingbird, would be a good photo-quiz bird for trying to get people to snap-call `kingbird' before noticing the subtle orange shade of yellow on the belly, and the generally paler coloration of the head.
Shrike, Loggerhead 2 @Lea Co. Road 12
Vireo, Bell's @Rattlesnake Springs
Vocalizations: Complicated two-part song.
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Vireo, Warbling @Rattlesnake Springs
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Raven, Chihuahuan 400+ @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
All in one field south of Carlsbad, just a bit south of where the south end of NM 216 intersects with US 285.
Vocalizations: Remembering a famous miscall many years ago where Phil Johnson and I blithely diagnosed as crows a bunch of black corvids in a field in this same area, and bearing in mind that crows actually have started to infiltrate the lower Pecos recently, I drove around to the back of the field and was rewarded with many `rack-rack' calls clinching the ID.
swallow sp. 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Description: Possibly a Barn, but I didn't see it well.
Wren, Cactus 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Heard calling in the distance.
Wren, Rock 1? @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Description: An intermediate-sized wren, too big and plain for a Bewick's, too small and plain for a Cactus. I have no idea if they're expected out here in the mesquite scrub of south Lea County.
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Mockingbird, Northern # @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Vocalizations: 'wheek-wheek'
Starling, European @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Warbler, Wilson's 
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
#? @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Didn't get good looks.
Sparrow, Cassin's # @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Most of the suspects turned out to be Lark Buntings.
Sparrow, Chipping 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Sparrow, Brewer's 1 @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Bunting, Lark @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Description: Only a few males in black plumage, the rest requiring some fairly close scrutiny to call. The large pale-blue bill is a handy mark.
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Commonest bird in the mesquite scrub, by far.
Tanager, Summer @Rattlesnake Springs
Tanager, Western @Rattlesnake Springs
2♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
Cardinal, Northern 1♀ @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
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Pyrrhuloxia 
1 @Eunice: Cemetery
# @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Grackle, Great-tailed @Hobbs City Park
Description: Many tailless at the moment, which makes for a lot of low bird comedy.
Oriole, Bullock's 
# @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Heard.
# @Rattlesnake Springs
Heard.
Finch, House # @Rattlesnake Springs
Goldfinch, Lesser 
@Lea Co.: Allred Tank
@Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, House @Lea Co.: Allred Tank
Urban.

2004-09-06: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca @Socorro: 507 Fitch
By call.
Verdin 1i @Socorro: 507 Fitch
In the small Russian olives by my driveway.

2004-09-12: NM: Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road

Notable:  Band-tailed Pigeon
@DZ: Double Zero
Another major switchback, to the right.
GPS: 335926n 1070912w None
@LP: Lone Pine
A major switchback to the left.
GPS: 335946n 1070911w None
@Lang: Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
@PZ: Point Zero
Where construction of the Langmuir road began by branching from an existing mine road.
GPS: 335935n 1070839w None
Third segment of the Langmuir Road (last two segments hiked last fall). Drive to 8000'; at 1245 hike to "Double Zero", the large switchback just below 9000', turn around at 1530, and hike back down, returning to the car at 1815.
Since last fall, two new series of signs have been installed. Green mile markers, apparently measured from US60, start above Water Canyon Campground at 5.00 and thereafter every 0.25 miles. A series of blue signs, numbered 1, 2, 3, ..., apparently numbers the culverts. Both signs are useful for giving locations on the road, and I'm developing a complete series of GPS waypoints for both. Locations such as "Blue 44" in the notes refer to the blue signs.
Butterfly around 8300' is probably a Queen (_Danaus gilippus_), based on e-mail from a local butterfly expert.
Kestrel, American # @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Several on US60 near the Water Canyon turnoff.
Falcon, Prairie 1 @Lone Pine
Description: Circling near Lone Pine. Clearly saw the black axillars.
Pigeon, Band-tailed 2 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Description: Long square tails.
Behavior: Pair flying together.
Vocalizations: Probably also accounts for the owl-like hooting I transcribed as "wut woooo", near there.
Woodpecker, Hairy 1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Blue 44. Also noted a sizable mast tree, perhaps suggesting Acorn Woodpeckers in the area, hard by the road near Blue 45.
Flicker, Northern @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Vocalizations: By 'kee-oh' call.
Jay, Steller's # @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Scrub-Jay, Western # @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Common in the lower canyon.
Raven, Common 2 @Lone Pine
Chickadee, Mountain # @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 3 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Nuthatch, White-breasted # @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Nuthatch, Pygmy 1 @Point Zero
Vocalizations: 'gwip'
Thrush, Hermit 
1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Near Blue 32.
Behavior: Feeding avidly on some kind of small blue-black berry about 5mm in diameter, borne singly on short stalks from some kind of shrub.
Warbler, Townsend's ? @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Near 8000'.
Description: Brief look, but it showed the typical Townsend's facial pattern of a green patch near the ear, framed above and below by yellow.
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Blue 32, in the same shrubs as the Hermit Thrush.
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Point Zero
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road
Near MM 8.25.
Description: Buff breast with fine black streaking.
Mildly surprised to see one of those up here.
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Lab Road

2004-09-12: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Cassin's 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Perched on a wire behind my house late in the day.
Kingbird, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Same location as Cassin's.

2004-09-13: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Warbler, MacGillivray's @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Heard out office window.

2004-09-18: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Phainopepla @New Mexico Tech
Near MSEC building.
Late.

2004-09-22: NM: Socorro

@MSEC: New Mexico Tech: MSEC building
@day: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phainopepla @New Mexico Tech: MSEC building

2004-09-23: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Vulture, Turkey 1 @New Mexico Tech
Over Brown Hall.

2004-09-25: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2004-09-28: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1a♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Swooped through the yard.

2004-09-29: NM: Socorro

@RR: Socorro: railroad station
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vulture, Turkey 1 @Socorro
NM Tech: Brown Hall.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 24 @Socorro: railroad station
Phainopepla 
2 @Socorro: railroad station
1♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2004-09-30: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Vulture, Turkey # @New Mexico Tech

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