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2005-03-01: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
goose, white 300+ @Albuquerque
In a farm field where I-25 crosses the Rio Grande.

2005-03-03: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Raven, Chihuahuan @New Mexico Tech
From my office window in Speare.
Vocalizations: 'rack rack'
Nails down a species for my window list, previously shown as Corvus sp. on 2004-12-09.

2005-03-06: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @New Mexico Tech
New to office window list; flying over Weir Hall.
Dove, White-winged @New Mexico Tech
Breeding: Copulation observed out my office window.

2005-03-11: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route 1100-1400: Walked from home, up Goad Road, through the Protestant cemetery, north along the flood control dike behind Faculty Hill, down Canyon Road, back through campus. Beautiful day, little wind.
domestic goose sp. 4 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Two brown, two white.
Alan Kerr reports that he found a fifth dead recently.
domestic duck sp. 10 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Wigeon, American 
105 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
~100 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Redhead 6 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 16 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Quail, Gambel's @New Mexico Tech
Protestant cemetery.
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American 
27+ @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Dove, White-winged 2 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Roadrunner, Greater @New Mexico Tech
Golf course, 18th tee.
Vocalizations: 'Kowk' call, 6x or more.
Raven, Common @New Mexico Tech
Protestant cemetery.
Nuthatch, Red-breasted @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Conifers just west of the southwest corner of the southwest arm of the pond.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Ruby crown flash.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: 'Megabill', with overgrown upper mandible.
Vocalizations: Singing in the orchard at 1030.
Warbler, Audubon's # @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle # @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: One with some black chest feathering coming in.
Junco, Oregon 1 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided 2 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Black lores, indistinct gray hood, warm pink sides.
Finch, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goldfinch, Lesser ♂ @New Mexico Tech
Description: Yellow undertail coverts and underparts generally. Black cap.
Goldfinch, American 5+ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2005-03-12: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2005-03-13: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch; Slate-colored Junco
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Route Short walk from home, through campus to Turtle Bay and back.
Wigeon, American 180 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
3♂ @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2♀ @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Coot, American 1 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Nuthatch, Red-breasted @Socorro
On a deciduous trunk in the thickest part of the row of trees bordering the southwest side of the clearing.
Warbler, Audubon's 1+ @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle 2 @New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Socorro
Speare Hall.
Junco, Slate-colored 1 @Socorro
Speare Hall.
Description: Injury to left eye.

2005-03-15: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Weather Snowstorm; 3.5" on the ground in the morning, more falling until about noon, mostly melted by sundown.
Gull, Ring-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Flying through the snow in midmorning, near the MSEC building.
Roadrunner, Greater @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Stalking along Bullock Ave. just across from MSEC.

2005-03-16: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@TerryL: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Route Drove to Terry Lake (behind the new Fine Arts Building on Canyon Road), then walked around Turtle Bay near Macey Center.
Redhead 5 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 
7 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
7♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
5♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ruddy 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
cormorant sp. 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Probably Neotropic, but didn't get a really definitive look at the gular pouch. Flyover.
Coot, American 30 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Raven, Chihuahuan @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: 'rack rack'
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2005-03-17: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Gull, Ring-billed 1 @Socorro
Near the Sonic Drive-In.

2005-03-21: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
In the tree right outside my office window.
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2005-03-22: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Vulture, Turkey 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
My first of the spring.
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2005-03-24: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Myrtle 1+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2005-03-27: NM: Magdalena Mts.

Notable:  Acorn Woodpecker
@Mag: Magdalena Mts.
Route About 1100-1300, walked slowly and sat around Water Canyon Campground. Minor injuries precluded serious hiking.
Missed Steller's Jay.
Kestrel, American 1 @Magdalena Mts.
US 60 near Water Canyon turnoff.
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Poking around the flats just outside the canyon mouth.
Woodpecker, Acorn 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Vocalizations: 'yacket yacket'
Well seen in a tree directly over the west end of the parking area. Flagged as notable because, although they're known to be there, I rarely get a decent look at them.
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1♂ @Magdalena Mts.
Description: Plenty of red on the nape.
Seen at five-yard range.
Phoebe, Say's 2 @Magdalena Mts.
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Halfway along the road to Water Canyon.
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Just west of Sedillo Hill, which is where US-60 climbs the Mogollon Rim.
Vocalizations: 'rack rack' call
Raven, Common 2 @Magdalena Mts.
Soaring over the canyon.
Vocalizations: 'wok wok'
Lark, Horned 4+ @Magdalena Mts.
Flats near US-60.
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Bushtit 10+ @Magdalena Mts.
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Magdalena Mts.
Vocalizations: Heard only. By its 'yack yack' call, about 3/sec.
Bluebird, Western 4+ @Magdalena Mts.
Meadowlark, Western 1 @Magdalena Mts.
Water Canyon Road near US-60.
Vocalizations: By call.

2005-03-29: NM: San Acacia

@SAca: San Acacia
Gull, Ring-billed 3+ @San Acacia
Longhorn cattle ranch just NW of San Acacia exit from I-25.

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