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2008-06-01: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route
11:50, brief look at Turtle Bay.
13:07, at Bosque del Apache, center road to seasonal road.
14:05—15:06, lunch break, back to Bosque.
16:31, leave the refuge.
Film Primary lens is back from Nikon. First field test of the DSLR+lens+shoulder mount at 600mm (effectively 900mm). Pretty happy with the quality; see the Western Kingbird shot.
Goose, Canada 12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-01-1231
Cormorant, Neotropic 6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning @Bosque del Apache NWR
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Flicker, Red-shafted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Empidonax sp. @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-01-1098
Mockingbird, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phainopepla @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heard only.
Sparrow, Lark @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Western @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grosbeak, Blue 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed @Bosque del Apache NWR
Oriole, Bullock's @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, Lesser @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, House @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2008-06-07: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Hepatic Tanager
@SAnt: Luis Lopez-San Antonio
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Route
09:20, turn off US-60 on Water Canyon Road.
10:05, in Water Canyon, walk down, then up short distances from the road.
13:08—13:20, drive to North Fork group site. Hike up the road to a short distance above the first stream crossing; turnaround at 14:09.
14:45, rolling out of North Fork, up Langmuir Road to the parking lot at the Trail 13 trailhead.
15:50, rolling down Langmuir Road.
16:10, out of the canyon.
16:35, back to US-60; to San Antonio via Luis Lopez.
18:19, a few shots taken on the "Diagonal" road that proceeds SE from a point just north of Hope Farm in Socorro.
Double-tailed Swallowtail butterflies.
Egret, Cattle @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Vulture, Turkey 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kestrel, American @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Dove, White-winged 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2008-06-07-1244
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Acorn 3 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2008-06-07-1356
Wood-Pewee, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Empidonax sp. @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: 'beer-der'
Kingbird, Western @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Vireo, Plumbeous @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Trail 13 parking lot on the Langmuir Road.
2008-06-07-13292008-06-07-1332
Apologies for the rotten photos, but these guys just do not ever want to stand still in the open.
Vireo, Warbling @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Scrub-Jay, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: 'jape' call; not seen
raven sp. @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Raven, Common @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2008-06-07-12502008-06-07-1251
Swallow, Cliff @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Swallow, Barn @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Nuthatch, White-breasted @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bluebird, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Thrush, Hermit @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: By "rolling echo" song.
Robin, American @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Mockingbird, Northern 
@Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Phainopepla @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Warbler, Black-throated Gray @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: 'woody^2 weedy'
Warbler, Grace's @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Trail 13 parking lot on the Langmuir Road.
Vocalizations: 'chup^5 chee^4'
2008-06-07-13442008-06-07-1341
Towhee, Spotted @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: 'whee'
Sparrow, Chipping @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Lark 
@Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Tanager, Hepatic 1-4♂ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Just past the clearing located where the old turnaround loop used to be at the end of the pavement.
Vocalizations: 'jeeper^{2-3}'
2008-06-07-1309
Tanager, Western 1♂ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Grosbeak, Blue @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Meadowlark, Eastern @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2008-06-07-1240
Goldfinch, Lesser @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

2008-06-09: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Behavior: Feeding on Desert Willow blossoms at the Swim Center.
Late.

2008-06-15: NM: Socorro County

@Lang: Magdalenas: Langmuir Road
@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Route
08:16, turn off US-60 on Water Canyon Road.
08:47, park at North Fork group site: walk back down the canyon to the campsite, then at 10:10 back up the road. 10:40, fell on the road, skinned knee and minor palm divots.
11:05, back to the car at the group site.
11:30, Trail 13 parking lot on Langmuir Road.
12:25, rolling down Langmuir Road.
12:51, back to US-60.
Numerous California Sister butterflies.
Vulture, Turkey 2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Hawk, Red-tailed @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2008-06-15-1404
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Swift, White-throated 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Mouth of the canyon.
hummingbird sp. @Magdalenas: North Fork
Woodpecker, Acorn 
2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2008-06-15-1421
1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Woodpecker, Hairy 1-2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
2008-06-15-14422008-06-15-1445
Flycatcher, Gray 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Behavior: Pumps tail down, then up.
Vocalizations: Check Sony voice recorder for records of 'prr-REE' call.
2008-06-15-14312008-06-15-14362008-06-15-1439
Shrike, Loggerhead @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Vireo, Plumbeous 
@Magdalenas: North Fork
1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Road
Scrub-Jay, Western @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Soaring on the ridge lines.
Mockingbird, Northern @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Warbler, Grace's 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
2008-06-15-1457
Towhee, Canyon @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2008-06-15-1409
Sparrow, Chipping # @Magdalenas: North Fork
Tanager, Hepatic 1♀ @Magdalenas: Langmuir Road
Tanager, Western 
1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
1 @Magdalenas: Langmuir Road
Meadowlark, Eastern @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1♂ @Magdalenas: North Fork

2008-06-24: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
Roadrunner 1 @Albuquerque
Garfield between Columbia and Stanford: decidedly urban here.

2008-06-25: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phrynosoma cornuta in the driveway in early evening, first sighting this year.

2008-06-27: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

@TerryL: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

2008-06-29: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Blue-winged Teal; Vermilion Flycatcher; Bushtit; Gray Catbird; Yellow-headed Blackbird
@A101: Socorro Co. A-101
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Hope: Socorro: Hope Farms Road
@NM1: Socorro Co.: Socorro-Luis Lopez
@SAnt: San Antonio-Bosque del Apache
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route
09:40, some test shots at home; 2x teleconverter does not stop down during exposure, switch to 1.4x.
09:50, leave Socorro for Bosque del Apache.
Goose, Canada 75 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard 60 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged 4♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-29-1709
Shoveler, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-29-16152008-06-29-1617
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed @Socorro County
2008-06-29-16512008-06-29-16592008-06-29-1660
Aechmophorus sp. 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 
@Bosque del Apache NWR
14 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
@Socorro Co.: Socorro-Luis Lopez
@San Antonio-Bosque del Apache
Hawk, Swainson's @Socorro Co.: Socorro-Luis Lopez
Kestrel, American @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro Co. A-101
Dove, White-winged @Socorro Co. A-101
Dove, Mourning @Socorro Co. A-101
Roadrunner, Greater @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned @Socorro Co. A-101
Flycatcher, Vermilion @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-29-16312008-06-29-1633
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western @Socorro Co. A-101
raven sp. @Socorro Co.: Socorro-Luis Lopez
Raven, Chihuahuan 
@San Antonio-Bosque del Apache
Vocalizations: 'rack'
4-6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Common 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: Perched on some refuge buildings near headquarters, being harassed by at least three Chihuahuans.
Vocalizations: Deep, flat croaks.
Bushtit 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-29-16292008-06-29-1630
The refuge checklist lists this species as Uncommon in summer.
Wren, Bewick's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Same location as Gray Catbird.
Catbird, Gray 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Off the seasonal road where it turns from east to north.
Vocalizations: Never saw them; heard 'mew' or 'ray-ow' several times. Could this call be from a Bewick's Wren?
Mockingbird, Northern @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Starling, European @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Phainopepla 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowthroat, Common @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: '{witch-uh-tea}^{3-4}[witch-uh]', musically roughly 3-1-5
2008-06-29-16192008-06-29-1624
Towhee, Spotted @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Tanager, Summer @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Yellow-headed 4+ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2008-06-29-1686
Cowbird, Brown-headed @Socorro Co. A-101
Oriole, Bullock's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 
@Socorro: 507 Fitch
@Socorro Co. A-101
Sparrow, House @Socorro Co. A-101

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