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2012-04-01: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Surf Scoter; Common Gallinule
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route
1115, leave Socorro.
1130, at Bosque del Apache. Marsh Loop, Center Road, Seasonal Road, Farm Loop.
1320, leave Bosque del Apache.
Goose, Canada @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
Canvasback 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scoter, Surf 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
At the south center of the Marsh Loop, turn left to go north along the old tour loop. Just past Audio Stop 8 there is a flooded unit labeled with the sign "29". The bird was in this unit, near the road.
Behavior: Diving, underwater more than not.
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Bufflehead @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gallinule, Common 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
In the Old Rookery, between the Center Road and the very end of the Marsh Loop.
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Killdeer @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
dowitcher sp. @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's @Bosque del Apache NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: One bird was sitting tight on the more recent of the two nests in the cholla right by my driveway (used in 2010), while the other sang nearby.
Blackbird, Red-winged @Bosque del Apache NWR

2012-04-03: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Mallard @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Shoveler, Northern @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, American Green-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Coot, American @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Blackbird, Red-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Grackle, Great-tailed @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2012-04-06: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Swallow, Barn @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting on the nest.

2012-04-11: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2012-04-15: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, American Green-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Swallow, Tree @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Swallow, Cliff @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Swallow, Barn @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Blackbird, Red-winged @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2012-04-18: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2012-04-19: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting on the nest.
Grackle, Common 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goldfinch, Lesser @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Goldfinch, American @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2012-04-20: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Western 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
First of the year.

2012-04-23: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
First Phrynosoma lizard of the year, roughly 4″ snout-vent, attending my fine Pogonomyrmex colony.

2012-04-30: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: Singing continuously.

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