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2007-08-05: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Gray Catbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route 1040, leave Socorro. 1105, arrive @BdA headquarters. 1125, start seasonal road. 1140, hike west from "Catbird Corner" where the seasonal road turns from eastbound to northbound. 1230, driving. 1255, Norton Blind, nothing visible through the wall of cattails. 1335, Flight Deck. 1415, Boardwalk.
Film Start old roll (VC-400, 2007-07-17-1050) at [15] with photos of raven sp.; [,21] sequence includes some Empidonax-looking thing and a probable Western Kingbird [,25]. 1345, restart partial roll of Fuji Reala 100 at frame 4, existing shots from 2007-07-15-1040 Vail. [,18], brackets around 1/500. 1425, finish Fuji 100 which was only 24 exposures. Start new VC-400. 1440, leave the refuge.
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk pond.
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk pond.
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: This may be one of the birds they're calling "Green Pheasant". Its head was bright green with no lighter neck ring. Wing with white blazes.
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 
3a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2007-08-05b0004
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 10+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk.
2007-08-05b0001
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 30+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flight Deck, fly-by.
Description: Pale tan primaries in flight.
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sora 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Heard 'whinny' call.
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser ~10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flight Deck.
Phalarope, Wilson's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flight Deck.
Dove, Mourning # @Socorro
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Very dark chest, very white chin, but the transition between the two is not abrupt enough for Cassin's. May have seen white outer tailfeathers. Photos.
raven sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: Perched in a tree, gaping in the heat. Upper mandible unfeathered to base.
Swallow, Violet-green # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Catbird, Gray 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Robin-sized, solid middle gray except black tail. Flew through. Did not observe vent color.
Vocalizations: 'mew' from the thicket where it flew.
warbler sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Warbler-type song. Sounded like 'pleurisy pleurisy pleurisy' or possibly 'witchety...'.
Towhee, Spotted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'ter-whee'
Sparrow, Lark 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: One for sure, by oval white-bordered tail and distinctive facial pattern. Probably many more.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Around the trail to the Norton Blind.
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Socorro
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR

2007-08-24: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Coot, American 
Terry Lake.
14a @New Mexico Tech
Terry Lake.
2i @New Mexico Tech
Terry Lake.
Kingbird, Western @New Mexico Tech
Swallow, Barn @New Mexico Tech
Mockingbird, Northern @New Mexico Tech

2007-08-28: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Heard calling.

2007-08-29: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Swallow, Barn # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

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