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2006-02-01: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: In full song around 0930.

2006-02-04: NM: Socorro County

@Co: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Route 1220, walk around Turtle Bay, records of the usual stuff omitted. 1240, head for the mountains. 1300, start Water Canyon road. 1500, leave Water Canyon.
Film 1350, load new VC-400 into F3. No film shot.
Mourning Cloak butterflies in WC.
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Hawk, Red-tailed 1a @Socorro County
Perched near San Acacia exit from I-25.
Description: Dark phase.
Kestrel, American @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Killdeer 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Near Hall Ranch headquarters.
Raven, Common @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Chickadee, Mountain @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Vocalizations: 'dee^2 dah^3', rapid.
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Vocalizations: 'yak^{4-5}', rapid.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Bluebird, Western 1♀ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Junco, Dark-eyed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Hordes boiling over flats near WC road.
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area
Junco, Pink-sided 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon area

2006-02-05: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Sage Thrasher
@Bern: Bernardo NWR
Pond on the US-60 side, sign 'Bernardo E-Unit'.
@BlueSpgs: Blue Springs Mountain Cafe
On US-60, between its junction with NM-47 and Mountainair. This business was open on this date but closed shortly thereafter.
@SocCo: Socorro County
goose, white 300+ @Bernardo NWR
Gadwall # @Bernardo NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bernardo NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bernardo NWR
Lark, Horned # @Socorro County
U.S. 60 flats E of Bernardo.
Thrasher, Sage 6+ @Blue Springs Mountain Cafe
This cafe has a patio with a running fountain. On this date, the wind was quite strong out of the west, and this group of thrashers were drinking and taking shelter from the wind there.
Starling, European # @Bernardo NWR

2006-02-08: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'coo-cook' call
First time I heard this call this year.

2006-02-14: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Dove, White-winged @New Mexico Tech
Calling all over campus.

2006-02-26: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
All these species were visible through my back door at the same time.
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Robin, American @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Junco, Pink-sided @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Finch, House @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Siskin, Pine @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goldfinch, Lesser @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2006-02-28: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Dove, White-winged 2 @New Mexico Tech
Breeding: Observed copulation just outside my office window; first of year.

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