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2009-11-06: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Canyon Towhee
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Towhee, Canyon 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Seen on the bird bath at five-yard range.

2009-11-07: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2009-11-09: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Western Scrub-Jay; Juniper Titmouse
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@nmt: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

2009-11-10: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Blue Jay
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'veeerk veeerk'
As soon as I heard this call, I knew it was going to be a Blue Jay winter. Did not see the bird on this date, though, but I was confident about the ID from the voice.

2009-11-11: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'veeerk veeerk'; heard only.
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-12: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Description: Unmistakable white wing markings, smallish crest, black line around head.
Scrub-Jay, Western @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-14: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2009-11-15: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-16: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@TL: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Wigeon, American # @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Redhead # @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked 1♂ @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American # @New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-18: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Red-tailed 2a @Socorro
Near intersection of Avenida Adelaide and I-25 frontage road ("Rue de Frontage").
Description: One typical bird, the other the completely dark morph.
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Scrub-Jay, Western @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-19: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@nmt: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1♀ @New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Heard only.

2009-11-20: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-21: NM: Socorro

@HF: Socorro: Hope Farms Road
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
1♀ @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Jay, Blue 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Bluebird, Eastern 1 @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Description: Rusty color on chin and sides of neck.
Blackbird, Brewer's # @Socorro: Hope Farms Road

2009-11-24: NM: Belen-Socorro

@Bel: Belen: I-25, just S
@day: Belen-Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Harrier, Northern 1♂ @Belen: I-25, just S
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2009-11-25: NM: Socorro

@HF: Socorro: Hope Farms Road
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Red-tailed @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Description: Dark phase. Being strafed by a kestrel.
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Kestrel, American @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Took exception to the Red-tailed Hawk (q.v.).
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
2009-11-25-0310
Bluebird, Western @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
2009-11-25-0324
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
2009-11-25-03422009-11-25-03312009-11-25-0335

2009-11-26: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Hawk, Red-tailed 2 @Socorro
NE frontage road at Avenida Adelaida.
2009-11-26-0378
Scrub-Jay, Western 
2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
2009-11-26-0373
2 @Socorro

2009-11-27: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Pyrrhuloxia
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Pyrrhuloxia 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Drinking together at my birdbath.

2009-11-28: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Harrier, Northern 1♂ @Socorro
North end of Chaparral Drive.
Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @Socorro
Hope Farms Road.
Kingfisher, Belted 1♂ @Socorro
Intersection of Chaparral Drive and Harold Drive.
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Socorro: 507 Fitch
2009-11-28-0388

2009-11-29: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @Socorro
Hope Farms Road.
2009-11-29-0395

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