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2005-11-01: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Grackle, Common @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Late sighting.

2005-11-05: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Route 1230, walk from home.
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Socorro
Near Desert Willow (formerly Family Student Housing) unit E.
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro
Near Tech daycare.
Finch, House # @Socorro
Sparrow, House # @Socorro

2005-11-09: NM: Socorro

@Hole16: New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Route 1130, walk from home.
No grackles since the first of the month. Sunflower seed consumption is down sharply.
Wigeon, American 
1 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
30 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Shoveler, Northern 1 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 
25 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
25 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grebe, Pied-billed 
3a @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1i @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Coot, American 
~40 @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
7 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1 @New Mexico Tech
"Hilltop", small grove south of campus greenhouse.
Flicker, Northern @New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
Phoebe, Say's @New Mexico Tech
Vocalizations: 'tsrree'
Crow, American # @Socorro
Now numerous and noisy near home and campus generally.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @New Mexico Tech
Junco, Oregon 1 @New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond

2005-11-11: NM: Socorro

@A101: Socorro: Farm-Market Road (A101)
@Riv: Socorro Riverine Park
@Soc: Socorro
Route 1130, go to Socorro Riverine Park, pullout #4. Wander around north of there, mapping the main channel and some notable backwaters with the GPS. 1400, back to the car. Later, drove county road A101.
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Socorro Riverine Park
East bank of the Rio Grande.
Kestrel, American @Socorro: Farm-Market Road (A101)
Crane, Sandhill # @Socorro Riverine Park
Yellowlegs, Greater 4 @Socorro Riverine Park
Sandbars in the Rio Grande.
Vocalizations: 'tew-tew-tew'
Dove, Mourning @Socorro: Farm-Market Road (A101)
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro Riverine Park
Rio Grande.
Raven, Chihuahuan @Socorro Riverine Park
Creeper, Brown 2 @Socorro Riverine Park
Near picnic tables at #4.
bluebird sp. # @Socorro: Farm-Market Road (A101)
Pipit, American 4 @Socorro Riverine Park
On a sandbar in the Rio Grande.
Junco, Gray-headed 2 @Socorro Riverine Park
Junco, Oregon 1 @Socorro Riverine Park
Meadowlark, Western 
17 @Socorro
Loosely grouped on wires near the railroad station.
Vocalizations: Singing.
@Socorro: Farm-Market Road (A101)

2005-11-15: NM: Socorro County

@County: Socorro County
Gull, Ring-billed 2 @Socorro County
Near county dump on NM-1 south of Socorro.

2005-11-16: NM: Socorro

@Hole16: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Route 1115, walk from home.
Film Continuing roll of VC-400, start on frame 8. Last frame about 27. Most of aberrant wigeon, some of normal wigeons for comparison.
Wigeon, American @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1♂? @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Like other males, except face below green eye strip is a rich ochre, slightly more orange than the rest of the crown. Unlike other males, no speckling in that area, just a solid color.
2005-11-16-00132005-11-16-00202005-11-16-0022
50+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2005-11-16-0025
Grebe, Pied-billed 3 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Coot, American 13 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Say's 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
Waxwing, Cedar # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: golf hole #16 pond
Blackbird, Red-winged 3+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2005-11-22: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 3 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2005-11-22: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Avenida Adelaida.
Vocalizations: Singing away.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Starling, European 3 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2005-11-26: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: "Subsong" from cholla thicket, barely audible at five yards.

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