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2009-01-03: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Parachute display from a phone wire.
Vocalizations: Singing.

2009-01-04: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro
Behavior: There is a tall disused sign downtown that is usually adorned with a number of Rock Pigeons. I saw the hawk swoop at them and drive them all off, then stay perched while I photographed it.
Pigeon, Rock # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-01-08: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
10:45, drive to Water Canyon.
11:05, Water Canyon Road turnoff.
11:15, arrive at the mouth of Water Canyon.
11:25, end of the pavement. Various short hikes there and at the Group Camp up the North Fork road.
14:45, leave Water Canyon, drive to Bosque del Apache.
17:00, leave Bosque del Apache.
Weather A remarkably warm day for the season. High 58F in Water Canyon. Sunny. Winds calm to 15mph.
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Canvasback # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Merganser, Common 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1ϕ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Lurking near my feeder.
Hawk, Cooper's 1a♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @San Antonio area
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Rock # @San Antonio area
Dove, White-winged 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Near the Hall Ranch, the last large private inholding before the end of the pavement.
Description: Seen quite well at close range in flight. Characteristic white wing stripes on an otherwise sand-colored large dove. Tail rounded with whitish terminal band.
Vocalizations: Characteristic song: 'who cooks for you'.
Dove, Mourning # @San Antonio area
Woodpecker, Acorn 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
passerine sp. @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Spending about an hour in and around the Group Camp at the base of the North Fork road, saw only one bird, a small passerine.
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shrike, Loggerhead @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Scrub-Jay, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
raven sp. 
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: Low croaks.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bluebird, Western # @Socorro County
Robin, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 2+ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Towhee, Canyon 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Junco, Gray-headed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Junco, Oregon # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Brewer's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

2009-01-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-01-13: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-01-26: NM: Belen: Mesa Rd.

@Belen: Belen: Mesa Rd.
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Belen: Mesa Rd.
Crossing the BNSF Transcon Line just west of Mesa Road.

2009-01-27: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Owl, Great Horned 2 @Socorro
Near the pond at the end of Calle del Lago.
Vocalizations: Two, duetting.
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro
Vocalizations: That exquisite subsong, in my yard, a few feet away.

2009-01-31: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Sharp-shinned @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Camped right on top of my feeder.

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