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2013-06-01: NM: Socorro County

@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
California Sister butterfly.
Dove, White-winged 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Dove, Mourning # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Hairy 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kingbird, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Vireo, Plumbeous # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vireo, Warbling # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Jay, Steller's 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
raven sp. 1 @Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Lark, Horned 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Swallow, Cliff 1 @Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Nuthatch, White-breasted # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Mockingbird, Northern # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Red-faced 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Chipping 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Lark 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Sparrow, Black-throated 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Tanager, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Grosbeak, Black-headed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

2013-06-04: NM: Bosque del Apache NWR

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
Route With Geoff LeBaron, late in the day.
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Nighthawk, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Nighthawk, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR

2013-06-05: NM: Socorro County

@Bear: San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: Socorro to Magdalena
@road2: US-60 to San Mateos
0615, leave Socorro.
0655, turn S from US-60 on the road to Mount Withington.
0800, in Beartrap Canyon in the San Mateos. Some walking, some driving on FR 549, reached as far south as the junction with FR 476^W.
1325, out of the San Mateos, drove to the Magdalenas and thence up the Langmuir road.
1530, At the “parking lot” for Trail 15, where we searched in vain for the reported Greater Pewee.
1605, on the road out of Water Canyon.
1620, US-60^E.
With Geoff LeBaron, repeating a similar visit of 1999-04-24. Beartrap was completely dry except for one smallish pool that has always been at a certain low spot on the east side. This is my first visit to Beartrap when there was no running water.
Hawk, Red-tailed @US-60 to San Mateos
Pigeon, Rock # @Socorro to Magdalena
Pigeon, Band-tailed 1 @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro to Magdalena
Dove, White-winged @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Dove, Mourning # @Socorro to Magdalena
Woodpecker, Hairy @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Flycatcher, Cordilleran 1 @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Vocalizations: Can't remember the details, but the call compared favorably with what came out of my iPad Sibley app, and the almond-shaped eye-ring suggests “Western”.
Flycatcher, Ash-throated @US-60 to San Mateos
Kingbird, Western # @Socorro to Magdalena
Vireo, Warbling @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Jay, Pinyon 1 @US-60 to San Mateos
Jay, Steller's @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
raven sp. 1 @Socorro to Magdalena
Raven, Chihuahuan # @US-60 to San Mateos
Raven, Common @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Lark, Horned # @US-60 to San Mateos
Martin, Purple 20 @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Two tall dead trees, about fifty yards apart, hosted these two active colonies. Geoff remarked that after all his decades of birding all over the northeastern USA, this is the first time he had ever seen this species nesting in a natural setting.
Swallow, Violet-green # @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Bushtit # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Nuthatch, White-breasted # @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Bluebird, Western @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Bluebird, Mountain # @US-60 to San Mateos
Solitaire, Townsend's @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Robin, American @US-60 to San Mateos
Mockingbird, Northern # @US-60 to San Mateos
Warbler, Grace's 5 @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Warbler, Black-throated Gray 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Warbler, Red-faced 10 @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Towhee, Canyon 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Sparrow, Vesper @US-60 to San Mateos
Sparrow, Lark @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Junco, Dark-eyed @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon
Tanager, Western @US-60 to San Mateos
Meadowlark, Eastern 1 @US-60 to San Mateos
Siskin, Pine @San Mateos: Beartrap Canyon

2013-06-16: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Making the usual assortment of loud calls right outside my home-office window.

2013-06-24: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

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