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2012-02-09: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: low croaks
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'whick^2' call

2012-02-11: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Williamson's Sapsucker
@Soc: Socorro area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@road1: US-60^W, Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Route
The road into Water Canyon was unproductive today. Both sides are pretty barren from overgrazing.
1240, Water Canyon Road.
1250, Water Canyon proper, park and walk around.
1420, walk up the North Fork road.
1525-1550, drive out.
Kestrel, American 
2♂ @Socorro area
1♀ @Socorro area
Dove, Rock # @Socorro area
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro area
Sapsucker, Williamson's 1♀ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Just above the fence, going up-canyon from the clearing where Langmuir Road starts.
Description: Pretty clearly marked: stripey back and sides, yellow breast, brown head.
2012-02-11-5238
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro area
Scrub-Jay, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
raven sp. 
1 @US-60^W, Socorro to Water Canyon Road
# @Socorro area
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Socorro area
The pig farm on Chaparral Loop.
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: Single 'yack' notes.
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Bluebird, Western 6 @Socorro area
2012-02-11-5327
Bluebird, Mountain 20 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
On the fence near the canyon mouth, where a fence veers off diagonally to the east.
2012-02-11-5319
Starling, European # @Socorro area
Junco, Dark-eyed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro area

2012-02-12: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Mallard # @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 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Coot, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2012-02-18: NM: Socorro County

@A101: Socorro County: Farm-Market Road
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route With Dave Speed.
Goose, white Snow # @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, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Canvasback # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked @Socorro County
Description: Showing the neck of the more pure Ring-necked ancestors and the white wing blaze of the White-winged form.
2012-02-18-5357
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-5446
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: One attempted to swallow a carp that looked way too big. We didn't stay around for the denouement, but it could have been tragic.
2012-02-18-54042012-02-18-53962012-02-18-5389
Eagle, Bald 3a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-54222012-02-18-5426
Hawk, Red-tailed 
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-53502012-02-18-5436
Cold and wet and foggy in the morning, the first photo seems to convey a rather disgusted mood. The second photo may be a different individual but looks very similar.
1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-5455
1a @Socorro County: Farm-Market Road
Description: Dark phase.
2012-02-18-55172012-02-18-5519
1i @Socorro County: Farm-Market Road
2012-02-18-55232012-02-18-5525
It takes careful timing to capture the action shown in the second photo. As a longtime raptor photographer, this is one of the standard clues that the subject is about to take off.
Hawk, Harlan's 1a @Socorro County: Farm-Market Road
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-54842012-02-18-5488
The second photo shows clearly the eyespots on the back of his head.
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2 @Socorro County: Farm-Market Road
2012-02-18-5507
For some reason these two were lying down in a field near some cows.
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bluebird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-5469
Sparrow, Song 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2012-02-18-5374
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2012-02-24: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2012-02-29: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Campus quadrangle.
Warbler, Yellow-rumped # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

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