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2007-12-02: NM: Socorro County

@SocCo: Socorro County
Crane, Sandhill 50+ @Socorro County
Farm field east of Lemitar-Escondida road.
raven sp. 1 @Socorro County
Lemitar-Escondida road.

2007-12-07: NM: Socorro

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, Inca 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
At the water feature.
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @New Mexico Tech

2007-12-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2007-12-12: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Harrier, Northern i @Socorro
Near the railroad station.

2007-12-15: NM: Zuni Christmas Bird Count

@BR: Blackrock: village
@EL: Zuni: Eustace Lake
@ZV: Zuni: village
@Zuni: Zuni Christmas Bird Count
0635-1120, driving, odo 0.0-28.4.
1140-1200, walked for about 0.6 miles.
1200-1330, driving, odo 28.4-42.7.
Summary: 0.33 hours and 0.6 miles by foot; 6.25 hours and 42.7 miles by car; total 6.58 hours, 43.3 miles.
Weather Calm, sunny. Temp 4F at 0600, 21F at 1330.
Charged to work Zuni and Blackrock villages and Eustace Lake (scoped with Questar 3.5" at 50x and 80x). Accompanied by Father Terence. Also accompanied by Jenny and Chris Riley(?) until about 1100.
Wigeon, American 27 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Mallard 10 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Teal, American Green-winged 4 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Redhead 12 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 2 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Duck, Ruddy 5 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @Zuni: village
Above Blackrock Dam.
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Blackrock: village
In the newer section of Blackrock Village south of NM-53, this bird perched briefly on a pole at the southwest corner of the development.
Description: Large size, large head. Eye placed forward in head. Tail with rounded corners. In flight, head projected well forward of a straight line between the wrists.
Kestrel, American 1 @Blackrock: village
Perched on the large water tower near Blackrock Dam.
Coot, American 50 @Zuni: Eustace Lake
Pigeon, Rock 20 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 18 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Dove, Mourning 19 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Most were around the outskirts of Zuni Village.
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Near the high school athletic field.
Jay, Pinyon 51 @Blackrock: village
One at a feeder near the hospital in Blackrock. Fifty more streamed over the hospital parking lot, westbound.
Raven, Common 41 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Zuni: village
Father Terence says this bird has been coming to the exact same tree for a week now, the one with feeders on it, on the north side of the elementary school courtyard at St. Anthony's. It was waiting for us in that tree when we arrived.
Bluebird, Western 3 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
High school athletic field.
Starling, European 200 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @Zuni: village
Edge of an ag area northeast of Zuni Village.
Description: Smallish sparrow with a short forked tail. Strong yellow lores. Dark cap with lighter medial stripe. Smallish, pink bill. Underparts white except for a scant necklace of dark streaking, with the streaking a bit thicker posteriorly and medially.
Sparrow, White-crowned 67 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Dark-eyed 190 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Gray-headed 2 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Oregon 33 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Pink-sided 9 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Slate-colored 1 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Blackbird, Red-winged 9 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Feeders in Blackrock.
meadowlark sp. 2 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Blackbird, Brewer's 93 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Several groups around feeders, with starlings.
Finch, House 33 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
Siskin, Pine 30 @Blackrock: village
Goldfinch, American 1 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count
South of NM-53.
Sparrow, House 208 @Zuni Christmas Bird Count

2007-12-16: NM: Valencia County

@ValCo: Valencia County
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Valencia County
On NM-6 a few miles west of Dalies.

2007-12-17: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned # @New Mexico Tech
Just southwest of South Hall.
They seem more conspicuous this year than in the last two years ar so.

2007-12-18: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Black 1 @New Mexico Tech
Buzzed the west side of Speare Hall.
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @New Mexico Tech
Skeen Library.
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @New Mexico Tech
Skeen Library, same tree as the Red-breasted.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @New Mexico Tech
Skeen Library, same tree as the nuthatches.

2007-12-26: NM: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: New Mexico Tech
Towhee, Spotted 1 @New Mexico Tech
Digging in the dead leaves under a bush on the southwest side of Speare Hall; observed at 15m range.
Junco, Gray-headed 3 @New Mexico Tech
Junco, Oregon 1 @New Mexico Tech
Junco, Pink-sided 2 @New Mexico Tech

2007-12-29: NM: Caballo Christmas Bird Count

Notable:  Common Goldeneye
@CL: Caballo Lake
Looked at the south side of the dam briefly. Parked on Percha Flats very close to the dam and the west bank and scoped the resting gull flock there. Also scoped carefully from the boat ramp on the west side and another point further north that gives a vantage to another group of resting gulls and pelicans north of there.
@NMCA: Caballo Christmas Bird Count
@PWHA: Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
GPS: 325236.6n1071825.7w This is a gate on the now-paved road to Percha SP, just south of where the road bends from E to S. To the right of the gate are two posts with no barbed wire between them, just wide enough for me to squeeze through and enter @PWHA.
GPS: 325227.5n1071809.6w Approximate east end of the Ash Grove.
GPS: 325221.1n1071824.7w Exit point from @PWHA, on the south of the ditch where it enters from the fields opposide.
0720-0733, drive 1.6 miles.
0733-0908, walk 0.4 miles, area south of the fence and north of the ditch.
0908-0941, drive 2.0 miles.
0941-1247, walk 1.5 miles, @PWHA.
1247-1705, drove 29.5 miles.
Summary: 4.68 hours and 1.90 miles by foot; 5.07 hours and 33.10 miles by car; total 9.75 hours and 35.00 miles.
Weather 25F at start, 50F in midafternoon. Sunny with a few clouds early. Calm.
Film Film: Fuji 200 was loaded 2007-09-30T16:00, but no shots; removed. [2,4] odd sparrow with white tail: Song?
duck sp. 500 @Caballo Lake
Gadwall 23 @Caballo Lake
Wigeon, American 660 @Caballo Lake
Mallard 6 @Caballo Lake
Shoveler, Northern 16 @Caballo Lake
Pintail, Northern 26 @Caballo Lake
Teal, American Green-winged 2 @Caballo Lake
Canvasback 1 @Caballo Lake
Redhead 15 @Caballo Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 24 @Caballo Lake
Scaup, Lesser 1♂ @Caballo Lake
Bufflehead 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Goldeneye, Common 1♂ @Caballo Lake
Near the gull flock just above the dam on the west side.
Merganser, Common 1200 @Caballo Lake
Duck, Ruddy 9 @Caballo Lake
Quail, Gambel's 10 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Aechmophorus sp. 681 @Caballo Lake
Grebe, Western 16 @Caballo Lake
Grebe, Clark's 15 @Caballo Lake
Pelican, American White 18 @Caballo Lake
Heron, Great Blue 5 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Hawk, Red-tailed 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
One was a coal-black dark-phase bird.
Kestrel, American 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Coot, American 9 @Caballo Lake
Crane, Sandhill 71 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Killdeer 4 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
gull sp. 423 @Caballo Lake
Gull, Ring-billed 611 @Caballo Lake
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Dove, White-winged 15 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Dove, Mourning 16 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Flicker, Northern 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Phoebe, Black 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Phoebe, Say's 12 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
raven sp. 23 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Raven, Chihuahuan 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Verdin 5 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Wren, Rock 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
In around Caballo Dam on both sides.
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 5 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Starling, European 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Phainopepla 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Sparrow, Chipping 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Sparrow, Brewer's 3 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Sparrow, Black-throated 1 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Sparrow, Song 5 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Sparrow, White-crowned 102 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Dark-eyed 4 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Gray-headed 4 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Oregon 6 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Junco, Pink-sided 11 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Pyrrhuloxia 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Grackle, Great-tailed 2 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count
Residential road near Arrey.
Goldfinch, American 3 @Percha Wildlife Habitat Area
Sparrow, House 5 @Caballo Christmas Bird Count

2007-12-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

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