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2007-04-05: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
First Texas Horned Lizard (_Phrynosoma cornutum_) sighting of the year, in my driveway. This is the main reason I tolerate the ants there.

2007-04-14: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Warbler, Yellow-rumped @Socorro
Clark Field.

2007-04-17: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Quail, Gambel's 1 @Socorro
Crossing Leroy Place westbound from the Masonic Lodge toward the plantings on the corner by Skeen Library, in broad daylight.
Kingbird, Western 1 @Socorro
Near Macey Center.
First of the year.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Silent.

2007-04-19: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2007-04-26: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Hawk, Cooper's @New Mexico Tech
Near the MSEC building.

2007-04-27: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Film Frame 25 on previously loaded VC-400: Western Kingbird. Finished the roll off mainly on Yellow-rumped Warblers, mostly at 1/500. At 1220, change to another roll of VC-400; old roll was loaded 2007-02-10t14:15.
Heron, Green @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: Rude squawk from high in a tree, in dense foliage; heard only.
Coot, American 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
hummingbird sp. # @Socorro
Breeding: One bird was sitting on what looked like the beginnings of a nest. It was a knot on a low-hanging branch, and there was an accumulation of down just above the knot. The bird was perching right in that crease; it would fly away and return to the exact spot and sit again.
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Swallow, Barn # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle 1♂ @Socorro
Grosbeak, Black-headed ♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the year.

2007-04-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed i @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Clearly a local bird: short bill, soft mouth corners, weak flight. I suspect the pair that wintered here bred in my cholla thicket; this bird was standing in the street right by there. I almost ran over it.

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