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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
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
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
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
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
Dove, Mourning @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Acorn 3 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
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.
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
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'
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}'
Tanager, Western 1♂ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Grosbeak, Blue @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Meadowlark, Eastern @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
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.

2008-06-15: NM: Socorro County

@Lang: Magdalenas: Langmuir Road
@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
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
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
1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Woodpecker, Hairy 1-2 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Flycatcher, Gray 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
Behavior: Pumps tail down, then up.
Vocalizations: Check Sony voice recorder for records of 'prr-REE' call.
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
Towhee, Canyon @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
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
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
Shoveler, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed @Socorro County
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
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
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
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
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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