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2007-03-01: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Chickadee, Mountain @New Mexico Tech
Near the ISD building.

2007-03-08: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Perched on the tree over the birdbath, he was making agonistic moves at the Phainopepla.
Phainopepla 1♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2007-03-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 5+ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Calling constantly.

2007-03-10: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
The ants in my driveway (harvester ants?) emerged today for the first time since winter.
Vulture, Turkey 4 @Socorro
Circling over Brown Hall.
First of the year for me.
Killdeer 1 @Socorro
The "Diagonal" off Hope Farms Road.
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro
Along Chaparral Drive.

2007-03-11: NM: Socorro

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Socorro
Ditches along Hope Farms Road.
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned # @New Mexico Tech
Bushes on the south side of the MSEC building.
First of the year.

2007-03-16: NM: Socorro

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @New Mexico Tech
Vocalizations: 'jibbidy' and 'deebeedee'
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @New Mexico Tech

2007-03-17: NM: Socorro Co.

@HF: Socorro: Hope Farms Rd.
@SocCo: Socorro Co.
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Route 1200, leave Socorro, drive to Water Canyon. 1215, turn down Water Canyon Road. 1240, on foot from the new North Fork campsite. 1410, turnaround above the second stream crossing, the old Forest Rules Volleyball site. 1530, back to the car. 1550, turn on to US-60.
Film Previously loaded roll of VC-400 was at frame 17. [17,18] Loggerhead Shrike. [19] lizard. [20,] Mourning Dove. [,24] shrike again.
Dove, Mourning 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Hard by the canyon mouth.
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Socorro: Hope Farms Rd.
Woodpecker, Acorn 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Socorro: Hope Farms Rd.
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

2007-03-21: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Crow, American 1 @Socorro
This bird was hanging around a residential neighborhood long after the masses of crows had left. Are they thinning out somewhat later this winter?
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Socorro
Near MSEC building on the Tech campus.
Vocalizations: Heard, 'rack' call.
There is a pair of ravens breeding on the golf course. This may have been one of them. The breeding pair is quiet around the nest, so for all I know those birds might be Commons.

2007-03-23: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Swallow, Barn 2 @Socorro
First of the year.

2007-03-24: NM: San Antonio

@SAnt: San Antonio
Crow, American 2 @San Antonio
Vocalizations: Calling.

2007-03-28: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
hummingbird sp. [fide Bob Bond] @Socorro
According to Dr. Bond, their first hummingbirds returned on March 28.

2007-03-30: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @New Mexico Tech
Near the chiller plant.

2007-03-31: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
There is a paved road that branches off Cuba Road and meanders along the freeway before turning east to join the other end of Cuba Road. In the section near the freeway, I photographed a White-tailed Antelope Squirrel, Ammospermophilus leucurus.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Sunning itself in a tree.
Siskin, Pine # @Socorro
Siskins were absent all winter until roughly mid-March.

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