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2010-03-01: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  American White Pelican
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro-San Antonio
Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada 
# @Socorro-San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Pelican, American White 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2010-03-01-1082
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Eagle, Bald 2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2010-03-01-1070
Harrier, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed # @Socorro-San Antonio
Kestrel, American 1 @Socorro-San Antonio
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Socorro-San Antonio
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 20 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pigeon, Rock # @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 1 @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2010-03-01-1152
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Bluebird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro-San Antonio
Still flocks of several hundred.
Robin, American 
# @Socorro-San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European 
# @Socorro-San Antonio
# @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Pipit, American # @Socorro-San Antonio
2010-03-01-0988
Towhee, Canyon 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Sparrow, Song # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Western 
# @Socorro-San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: By song.
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Socorro-San Antonio
# @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR

2010-03-03: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Starting a new stick next in a cholla, right next to last year's nest.
Waxwing, Cedar 3 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Drinking out of my birdbath.
Junco, Oregon # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-04: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Full song!

2010-03-05: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

Notable:  Greater Scaup; Common Goldeneye
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Wigeon, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Redhead # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Scaup, Greater 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Scaup, Lesser 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Goldeneye, Common 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ruddy # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

2010-03-06: NM: Socorro area

Notable:  Greater Scaup
@Soc: Socorro area
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
First emergence of the Pogonomyrmex ants in my driveway this season.
Canvasback 
1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2010-03-06-1233
1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2010-03-06-1232
Duck, Ring-necked # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Scaup, Greater 1♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
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Coot, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Flicker, Red-shafted @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chaparral Loop.
2010-03-06-1201
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Bluebird, Western # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting in the rather skeletal new nest. Two birds seen together nearby shortly after.
Starling, European # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Waxwing, Cedar 12 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Towhee, Canyon 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
2010-03-06-1230
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
meadowlark sp. # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-07: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phainopepla 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2010-03-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting on the new nest.

2010-03-13: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Waxwing, Cedar # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2010-03-14: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Peregrine Falcon
@Soc: Socorro: Chaparral Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Route Worked Water Canyon around 11:30–14:00, with about half that on foot and brief drives to the (closed) new campground and also up Langmuir Road to the Trail 13 parking lot. Also looked at Chaparral Road around 14:30.
Missed No juncos, titmice, or chickadees in the canyon, or any other bird smaller than a jay.
One never expects dozens of species in Water Canyon, but today's total of four species is especially low. However, the falcon made it all worthwhile.
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Aerial dogfight with three ravens, near the end of the pavement.
Vocalizations: Long series of 'yap-yap-yap' notes during the dogfight.
2010-03-14-1238
Scrub-Jay, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Still some flocks of 40 or more.
Robin, American # @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Sparrow, Chipping 2? @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Water Canyon Road, out on the flats.
Never got a great look.
Meadowlark, Western # @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Vocalizations: By song.
2010-03-14-1277

2010-03-16: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Breeding: Nesting on a ledge above the downstairs outer door of Speare Hall.
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: A very tight sitter today. I backed the car into the driveway around 2pm, unloaded the car, and drove off later, without the bird leaving the nest.
Junco, Dark-eyed # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-18: NM: Socorro County

@Chap: Socorro: Chaparral Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@SocNA: Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@road1: Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
One Cnemidophorus whiptail at Socorro Nature Area, snout-vent length roughly three inches.
Quail, Gambel's 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Kestrel, American 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Killdeer 2 @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Gull, Ring-billed 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Flyover.
Pigeon, Rock 1 @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Collared-Dove, Eurasian @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Dove, White-winged 5 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Flicker, Northern 6 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
2010-03-18-1307
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Crow, American # @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Bluebird, Mountain # @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Robin, American 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Starling, European # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Junco, Dark-eyed 
# @Socorro: 507 Fitch
# @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Dozens working a plowed field off Hope Farms Road.
Junco, Oregon 1 @Lemitar: Socorro Nature Area
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro: Chaparral Road
Meadowlark, Western # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
2010-03-18-1315
The photo shows the nictitating membrane covering the eye.
Blackbird, Brewer's # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Finch, House # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro
Sparrow, House # @Lemitar-Escondida-Socorro

2010-03-21: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Gull, Ring-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Circling Speare Hall.
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.
Waxwing, Cedar # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Dark-eyed @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-23: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.

2010-03-24: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@Bel: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon 3 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Pintail, Northern @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, American Green-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Bufflehead @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Coot, American @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2010-03-25: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Gray Catbird
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
First of the season.
Catbird, Gray 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
I was standing on the south porch of Macey Center and saw the bird pop out in plain sight on the lawn. Very un-catbird-like behavior.
Description: Robin-sized, all-gray except black crown, rufous vent.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'whick-whick'
Breeding: Sitting.
Waxwing, Cedar 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

2010-03-26: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vulture, Turkey # @Socorro
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.

2010-03-27: NM: Socorro

@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.
Waxwing, Cedar # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall

2010-03-29: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Mountain Chickadee; White-breasted Nuthatch
@Soc: Socorro
@Speare: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Only my second record for the entire winter; see 2009-12-13. That in turn was my first record since 2008-04-02.
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
First one I've seen in a long while.
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.
Waxwing, Cedar # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Speare Hall
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting.
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2010-03-31: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

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