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2008-04-02: NM: Socorro Co.

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@SAnt: San Antonio
@SocCo: Socorro Co.
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chickadee, Mountain @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Late.
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Towhee, Canyon @San Antonio
Perched on a trash pile immediately north of Acosta's Restaurant.

2008-04-04: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Missed No American Wigeons in the pond by Kelly Hall.
Duck, Ring-necked 
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ruddy 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American 
10 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Grackle, Great-tailed 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Finch, Cassin's 
1♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
2♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Finch, House @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Behavior: Eating catkins.

2008-04-05: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Osprey
@Soc: Socorro
Osprey @Socorro
Landed in the middle of a dirt lot on the west side of Neel just south of the dip.
2008-04-05-42262008-04-05-4227

2008-04-08: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Drinking from my water feature. New to the yard list?

2008-04-10: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Chipping 1a @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2008-04-15: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
First Double-tailed Swallowtail butterfly of the year.
Junco, Dark-eyed 3+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Finch, Cassin's 8+ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Behavior: Feeding on elm seeds on the ground.

2008-04-16: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Western ? @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Would have been the first of the year if I'd gotten a decent look.
Phainopepla 1♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the year.

2008-04-17: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Quail, Gambel's 1+ @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-04-18: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Grackle, Common 1-2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First sighting after an absence of months.

2008-04-19: NM: Albuquerque: UNM Golf Course

@UNMGC: Albuquerque: UNM Golf Course
Hawk, Swainson's @Albuquerque: UNM Golf Course
My first of the year.

2008-04-20: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
My first definite sighting of the year.
Sparrow, Chipping @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
From my window in Speare 146.
Grackle, Common 5 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-04-21: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Siskin, Pine @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

2008-04-22: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
First Cnemidophorus lizard of the year.
Raven, Chihuahuan @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'rack'
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Behavior: Eating elm seeds from the ground.
Late.
Siskin, Pine 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Behavior: Eating elm seeds from the ground.

2008-04-24: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Green-tailed Towhee
@SocCo: Socorro County
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Behavior: Scratching the lawn just outside my Speare 146 office window. A fine addition to my window list.

2008-04-25: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Common Moorhen; Stilt Sandpiper; Green-tailed Towhee
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@LL: Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
@SAnt: San Antonio
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
11:47, Bosque headquarters, then the Marsh Loop, then the Boardwalk on foot.
12:49, continue driving.
14:21, turn east on the seasonal road, then finish the Farm Loop.
15:40, to San Antonio, break for lunch at Acosta's.
16:20, sniping at a stray Yellow Warbler next to Acosta's.
Film Field testing of new camera. Start with 420mm. 12:52, to 700mm. 13:35, to 420mm. 15:02, to 700mm. 15:29, to 420mm.
Partial notes; full list pending.
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-04-25-00782008-04-25-0080
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-04-25-0118
Questar 700.
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio
Grebe, Pied-billed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-04-25-00522008-04-25-0060
Grebe, Clark's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Cattle # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-04-25-0108
Ibis, White-faced @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
2008-04-25-0015
Vulture, Turkey @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Moorhen, Common @Bosque del Apache NWR
Farm Loop, a bit north of the Flight Deck where a closed road crosses over to the pumphouse on the seasonal road.
2008-04-25-0109
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Stilt @Bosque del Apache NWR
Seen from the Flight Deck with several dozen dowitchers.
2008-04-25-0094
Dowitcher, Long-billed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phalarope, Wilson's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Phoebe, Black @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-04-25-0100
Kingbird, Western @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
raven sp. @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Swallow, Violet-green @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn @Bosque del Apache NWR
Verdin @Bosque del Apache NWR
Being coy around the bushes in the headquarters parking lot.
Vocalizations: Single 'tseet' notes, not the 'snapped chalkline' call I expect.
Mockingbird, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Warbler, Yellow 1♂ @San Antonio
2008-04-25-01302008-04-25-01322008-04-25-0134
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Headquarters parking lot.
2008-04-25-0016
Sparrow, Chipping # @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Sparrow, Lark @Bosque del Apache NWR
Junco, Gray-headed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near NM-1 in front of the headquarters building.
2008-04-25-0017
Somewhat late.
Blackbird, Red-winged @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
Grackle, Great-tailed @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez
2008-04-25-0115
Questar 700mm.
Finch, House @Socorro Co.: Luis Lopez

2008-04-27: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Indigo Bunting
@Lem: Socorro County: Back roads around Lemitar
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
@SocNA: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Egret, Cattle @Socorro County: Back roads around Lemitar
Kestrel, American @Socorro County: Back roads around Lemitar
Dove, White-winged @Socorro
Swallow, Barn @Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro County
Near Escondida Grill and Tackle (don't order the fried night-crawlers).
Starling, European @Socorro
Warbler, Virginia's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Description: Generally pale gray; yellow vent; light eyering.
Warbler, Audubon's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Myrtle @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, Chipping 
@Socorro County: Back roads around Lemitar
@Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, White-crowned @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Junco, Gray-headed 
@Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
@Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Junco, Pink-sided @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Bunting, Indigo @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Blackbird, Brewer's @Socorro
Sparrow, House @Socorro

2008-04-30: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the year in town.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Junco, Gray-headed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

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