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2011-01-02: NM: Socorro

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Dove, White-winged @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Dark-eyed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Finch, House 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, House @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2011-01-11: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Wigeon, American 350 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Right in the middle of the Tech Athletic Field, chowing down on the grass.

2011-01-16: NM: Socorro-Caballo Dam

Notable:  Brown Pelican; California Gull; Lesser Black-backed Gull
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
After sunset, around 1740 MST.
@Cab: Caballo Dam area
@EBSP: Elephant Butte State Park
@RCM: Rock Canyon Marina
@day: Socorro-Caballo Dam
@road1: I-25: Nogal Canyon to Rock Canyon Marina
Goose, Canada 1 @Elephant Butte State Park
Gadwall # @Caballo Dam area
Wigeon, American # @Elephant Butte State Park
Mallard 
1♂ @Rock Canyon Marina
1♀ @Rock Canyon Marina
2 @Elephant Butte State Park
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Caballo Dam area
Quail, Gambel's # @Rock Canyon Marina
Cormorant, Neotropic 
3 @Rock Canyon Marina
13 @Elephant Butte State Park
Pelican, American White 
1 @Rock Canyon Marina
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1 @Elephant Butte State Park
Pelican, Brown @Rock Canyon Marina
@Rock Canyon Marina
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The afternoon bird.
@Rock Canyon Marina
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Individual #1 in the morning.
@Rock Canyon Marina
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Individual #2 in the morning.
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Elephant Butte State Park
Harrier, Northern 1 @Caballo Dam area
Kestrel, American 1 @I-25: Nogal Canyon to Rock Canyon Marina
Killdeer # @Caballo Dam area
Gull, Ring-billed 
# @I-25: Nogal Canyon to Rock Canyon Marina
# @Rock Canyon Marina
# @Caballo Dam area
Gull, California 1a @Rock Canyon Marina
Description: Medium gray mantle; black and red on bill; dark eye.
Gull, Herring 1 @Rock Canyon Marina
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The gull with its wings up in the first photo, and the top individual in the second photo. In the first photo, the Lesser Black-backed is on the left.
Gull, Lesser Black-backed 1a @Rock Canyon Marina
Description: Dark mantle; iris yellow; bill yellow with a large red spot on the lower mandible and no black color; much dark streaking on the head and neck; legs yellow.
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Dove, White-winged # @Rock Canyon Marina
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Rock Canyon Marina
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Caballo Dam area
raven sp. 1 @I-25: Nogal Canyon to Rock Canyon Marina
Crow, American # @Rock Canyon Marina
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Caballo Dam area
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Rock Canyon Marina
Starling, European # @Rock Canyon Marina
Sparrow, Song 1 @Caballo Dam area
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Rock Canyon Marina
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Rock Canyon Marina
Blackbird, Brewer's 
# @Rock Canyon Marina
# @Rock Canyon Marina

2011-01-19: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Sparrow, House # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2011-01-24: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Albuquerque
High-tension poles in the median of San Antonio Avenue between San Pedro and Louisiana.

2011-01-25: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

Notable:  Common Goldeneye
@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Duck, Ring-necked # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Goldeneye, Common 2♀ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

2011-01-28: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

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

2011-01-30: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Greater White-fronted Goose
@BW: Bosque del Apache NWR: Boardwalk Pond
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@MT: Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
First time I've made it all the way around this pleasant little loop. The southwest corner is hard by where NM-1 passes under the railroad trestle. The leg going north from the southeast corner gives views of flooded units that are well south of the driving loop. Distance about 1.6 miles; took me about 1:45 with three rest stops.
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro-Luis Lopez
@road2: Luis Lopez-San Antonio
@road3: San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Route
1005, leave Socorro.
1015, Luis Lopez.
1045, San Antonio.
1100, on the refuge.
1120, Marsh Loop and Boardwalk.
1150-1335, hike the Marsh Trail.
1350, Farm Loop.
1445, short hop south on NM-1 to look at the Point of Lands overlook. First time I've found it open. Amazing view of the entire scene.
Goose, Greater White-fronted 22 @Bosque del Apache NWR
On the Farm Loop, just past the large sign that reads “Unit 17B Moist Soil Management Development,” these geese were all together in one small flock.
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Goose, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Ross' # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @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
Merganser, Common 20 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Boardwalk Pond
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Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Eagle, Bald 2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
One in a tree in the Display pond. The other was southeast of the southeast corner of the Marsh Trail.
Harrier, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Hawk, Red-tailed 
@Socorro-Luis Lopez
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
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@Bosque del Apache NWR
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Kestrel, American 
1 @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
# @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @San Antonio-Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Dove, Mourning 1 @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Flicker, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Vocalizations: 'kee-oh'
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's @Socorro-Luis Lopez
raven sp. # @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Crow, American # @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
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Sparrow, Song 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
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This rather reddish individual was near the start of the Marsh Trail.
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Junco, Dark-eyed 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Marsh Trail
Meadowlark, Western 
6 @Luis Lopez-San Antonio
All sitting together on a wire.
Vocalizations: By song type.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
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2011-01-31: NM: Albuquerque

@ABQ: Albuquerque
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Albuquerque
Power poles in the median of San Antonio Avenue just west of San Pedro.

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