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2007-11-01: AZ: Flagstaff area

@Flag: Flagstaff area
Jay, Pinyon 20+ @Flagstaff area

2007-11-02: NV: Las Vegas-Henderson

@Vegas: Las Vegas-Henderson
Pigeon, Rock # @Las Vegas-Henderson
Dove, Mourning # @Las Vegas-Henderson
Starling, European # @Las Vegas-Henderson
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Las Vegas-Henderson

2007-11-03: NV: Las Vegas-Henderson

@Vegas: Las Vegas-Henderson
hummingbird sp. 1 @Las Vegas-Henderson

2007-11-04: NV: Las Vegas-Henderson

@Vegas: Las Vegas-Henderson
Quail, Gambel's # @Las Vegas-Henderson
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Las Vegas-Henderson

2007-11-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Steller's Jay
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Steller's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Unmistakable: a jay with a dark, high crest, two small sky-blue marks above the eyes, the rest glossy blue.
Studied on my feeder at about 20-yard range with 10x binoculars for 5 minutes. He was just hanging out.

2007-11-10: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Slate-colored Junco
@SNA: Socorro Natural Area
I've been hearing about this place and seeing signs for it in Lemitar, but this was my first visit. Take the Lemitar exit off I-25, head east, and follow the signs. The site is a slice of relatively unspoiled land just west of the low-flow channel, and there is a good, solid footbridge over to the river dike not far to the south. A developed resource with tables, a covered party area, a real latrine, and lots of groomed trails and interpretive signs.
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Harlan's 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Farm roads near SNA.
Description: Dark phase, tail red but fading to white basally and with a narrow white tip.
Kestrel, American 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Vocalizations: 'killy+'
Crane, Sandhill # @Socorro Natural Area
Flying far overhead.
Killdeer 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Socorro Natural Area
Raven, Chihuahuan @Socorro Natural Area
Vocalizations: 'rack'
Creeper, Brown 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Working through some old cottonwoods near the low-flow channel.
I realize these aren't too rare here in winter, but seeing one is a different matter. I caught the slightest motion on a trunk, and froze, thinking that the habitat and action suggested Brown Creeper. After a few minutes I moved on slowly and found it again and got a decent look.
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Socorro Natural Area
Junco, Slate-colored 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: A solid slate-gray junco with no wingbars.
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro Natural Area

2007-11-16: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch

2007-11-17: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Gadwall # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Green-Winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Coot, American 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2007-11-22: NM: New Mexico Tech

Notable:  Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Nuthatch, Red-breasted @New Mexico Tech
Near Speare Hall.
Vocalizations: 'yak' notes, ~2/sec, 3-5 per group

2007-11-24: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kestrel, American 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2007-11-25: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Towhee, Canyon 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Flushed from my driveway this morning.
Cold snap last two days.

2007-11-27: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Black Phoebe; Red-breasted Nuthatch
@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phoebe, Black 1 @New Mexico Tech
Just south of Macey Center.
First of the season.
Nuthatch, Red-breasted @Socorro
Drinking from my birdbath.

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