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2012-10-02: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingbird, Cassin's 3 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2012-10-03: NM: Socorro

Notable:  Common Poorwill
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@Soc: Socorro
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Poorwill, Common 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Fitch Street, near its intersection with Leroy Avenue, and another about a block further from Leroy.
Behavior: Resting on the pavement about 2030.
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Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Junco, Gray-headed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Siskin, Pine # @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2012-10-04: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Vocalizations: 'whick^2'

2012-10-06: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
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Coot, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Flicker, Northern 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2012-10-13: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Furtively crawling around my cholla thicket. Second brood?

2012-10-17: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phainopepla 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
At the south end of the main entrance ramp to Speare Hall there is a large thicket that is a favorite haunt of these sparrows.
Vocalizations: Singing at dusk.

2012-10-19: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2012-10-20: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Wood Duck
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
The only shorebird habitat by the loop was the rapidly dwindling pond at the Boardwalk.
@CC: Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^w, Socorro to Water Canyon Road
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Route
1030, at the mouth of Water Canyon. Drive to the end of the road at Copper Canyon.
1100-1440, walk up about a mile up the trail from the end of the road and turn back (around 1330).
1440-1525, drive to #13 trailhead up the Langmuir Road and back.
1625-1805, Bosque del Apache, South and North loops.
North American megafauna life list: Puma concolor. Saw this big tawny cat atop the ridge on the north side of Water Canyon about half a mile above the end of the pavement.
Goose, white Snow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Wood 3♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Together in one of the ponds east of the South Loop past where the old and new routes converge.
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pintail, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Cormorant, Double-crested 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Pelican, American White 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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One bird was missing a foot. He got around on the mud by vigorous hopping and flapping, as shown here.
Heron, Great Blue 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Concentrated in and around the last remnant of the Boardwalk pond, which was almost completely drained.
Kestrel, American 
1♀ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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peep sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Probably a Least based on pale legs.
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
See also photo under “peep sp.”
Pigeon, Rock @US-60^w, Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Jay, Steller's 1 @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
raven sp. 
2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Raven, Common 1 @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Nuthatch, White-breasted # @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Vocalizations: 'divot^3'
Creeper, Brown 1 @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned # @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Solitaire, Townsend's # @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Vocalizations: High single whistled notes. Not seen, but I've had this same ID problem many times here, and seen the perpetrators often enough.
Sparrow, Chipping 
# @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bunting, Lark # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Not completely sure, but these birds showed a white wing patch.
Junco, Dark-eyed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Junco, Gray-headed # @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Junco, Oregon # @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Junco, Pink-sided 
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
# @Magdalenas: Copper Canyon
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. 
@US-60^w, Socorro to Water Canyon Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

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