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2009-02-01: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Gadwall @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Mallard @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Green-Winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Killdeer @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2009-02-07: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Siskin, Pine 6 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the winter.

2009-02-14: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Near MSEC building.

2009-02-15: NM: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area

@SocCo: Socorro County
@SocNA: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route Short hike around the short (0.5 mile) loop.
Harrier, Northern 1♀ @Socorro County
Hawk, Red-tailed 1a @Socorro County
Kestrel, American # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Crane, Sandhill @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Gull, Ring-billed 15 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Flyover group.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro County
Owl, Great Horned @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Vocalizations: Heard only, hooting around 14:40 near entrance.
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro County
Raven, Chihuahuan @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Vocalizations: 'rack'
Verdin 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Bluebird, Eastern 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Bluebird, Mountain @Socorro County
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
My thrashers are getting pretty used to me, so I figured it's time to start getting some pictures.
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Sparrow, Song # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Behavior: Perched fairly high on a tree in the open, which is not where I expect to see this species.
Sparrow, White-crowned @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Meadowlark, Western @Socorro County
Finch, House # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area

2009-02-17: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Egret, Great 1 @Socorro
Flying near the Tech campus, near Cassity at Bullock.

2009-02-19: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2009-02-20: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2009-02-21: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Vocalizations: 'wuh-oh, woh'

2009-02-27: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goose, Blue 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near the Boardwalk parking area.
I didn't work the Farm Loop, where I'd expect most of the remaining white geese to be.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Near the Boardwalk parking area.
Goose, Ross' 35 @Bosque del Apache NWR
In the large pond on the west side of NM-1 about halfway between the north refuge boundary and headquarters.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
By far the most numerous puddle duck.
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Green-Winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: The photos make the bill look more yellow than it did through direct observation. In the scope it was more greenish-yellow.
Cormorant, Neotropic 
2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
East end of the center road, the old "rookery".
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
East end of the center road, the old "rookery".
3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk pond.
Harrier, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1 @Socorro County
Where Socorro A-120 bends from east to south.
Description: Standard adult dark-phase bird. In the photos, note how the entire underparts are black.
1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
NM-1 just north of the refuge loop.
1i @Socorro County
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Socorro County
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro County
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Socorro County
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @Socorro County
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Socorro County
Description: Upper mandible feather 3/4 of its length. White throat spot briefly observed.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bluebird, Eastern 1 @Socorro County
Starling, European 1 @Socorro County
Sparrow, Song # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro County
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. 20+ @Socorro County
Blackbird, Yellow-headed 40 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Brewer's 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 50+ @Socorro County
Finch, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goldfinch, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

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