Next / Previous / Contents / Home

Shipman's field notes, Apr 2014

logo

How to read Shipman's field notes


2014-04-01: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Breeding: Sitting on last year's nest.

2014-04-02: NM: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Vulture, Turkey # @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

2014-04-04: NM: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Warbler, Audubon's # @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

2014-04-05: NM: Socorro, Animas Creek, Caballo, Percha, Bosque NWR

Notable:  Bridled Titmouse
@AnimCr: Sierra County: Animas Creek
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@CabL: Caballo Lake SP
@Percha: Percha SP
@SiCo: Sierra County: Socorro County line to NM-152
@SocCo: Socorro County
@day: Socorro, Animas Creek, Caballo, Percha, Bosque NWR
@road1: I-25 x NM-152 to Animas Creek
Route
0705, leave Socorro.
0815, leave I-25 at the Hillsboro exit, west up Animas Creek.
1235, turn back.
1315, Caballo Lake.
1415, Percha SP.
1745, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Caballo Lake SP
Wigeon, American # @Percha SP
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged 
# @Caballo Lake SP
# @Percha SP
2014-04-05-4639
See also under Cinnamon Teal.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-05-2824
Teal, Cinnamon 
# @Caballo Lake SP
2014-04-05-4644
See also under Blue-winged Teal.
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-05-2823
Shoveler, Northern # @Caballo Lake SP
Teal, American Green-winged # @Caballo Lake SP
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-2811
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Caballo Lake SP
2014-04-05-2816
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Cattle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Harrier, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-05-2820
Coot, American # @Caballo Lake SP
Killdeer # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Dove, White-winged 1 @I-25 x NM-152 to Animas Creek
Dove, Mourning # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Sierra County: Socorro County line to NM-152
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 1 @Percha SP
Woodpecker, Acorn 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-2813
Sapsucker, Red-naped 1 @Percha SP
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Phoebe, Black 1 @Percha SP
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Caballo Lake SP
Flycatcher, Vermilion ♂ @Percha SP
2014-04-05-4629
Scrub-Jay, Western 
1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
1 @Percha SP
raven sp. 
# @Socorro County
1 @Sierra County: Socorro County line to NM-152
Swallow, Tree # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Bank 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Percha SP
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Titmouse, Bridled @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-4625
Verdin 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-28072014-04-05-4562
The last photo would be a good quiz subject. None of the chartreuse head color is visible. The dark patch at the wrist does not look chestnut in this light.
Wren, Cactus 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-45852014-04-05-45752014-04-05-45742014-04-05-4563
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Percha SP
Robin, American 
1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
1 @Caballo Lake SP
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Caballo Lake SP
Starling, European # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Phainopepla 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Warbler, Lucy's # @Percha SP
2014-04-05-46312014-04-05-46332014-04-05-4630
Yellowthroat, Common 1♂ @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-46212014-04-05-4618
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Towhee, Canyon 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-45732014-04-05-4571
Sparrow, Chipping # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Sparrow, Brewer's # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-46062014-04-05-46082014-04-05-27912014-04-05-27942014-04-05-27902014-04-05-27892014-04-05-2809
Sparrow, Vesper # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-46052014-04-05-4603
Sparrow, Savannah # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-45922014-04-05-4598
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Sparrow, White-crowned 
# @Sierra County: Socorro County line to NM-152
# @I-25 x NM-152 to Animas Creek
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Percha SP
Tanager, Western 1 @Percha SP
Pyrrhuloxia 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Blackbird, Brewer's 
# @Sierra County: Animas Creek
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Goldfinch, Lesser 1 @Sierra County: Animas Creek
Sparrow, House # @Sierra County: Animas Creek
2014-04-05-27992014-04-05-2804

2014-04-06: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Juniper Titmouse
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
2014-04-06-46472014-04-06-46502014-04-06-4654

2014-04-07: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

Notable:  Juniper Titmouse
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Titmouse, Juniper 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2014-04-18: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Least Tern; Golden-crowned Sparrow
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMS: San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
@JOWR: Luis Lopez: Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
@road2: San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
@sito: San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Route
1040, leave Socorro.
1050, Farm-Market Road^S, via the Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge.
1120, San Antonio, then Holcomb's, then the San Antonito loop.
1220, Bosque del Apache.
1250, Bosque south Loop.
1340, afoot at the Boardwalk, Marsh View Trail.
1535, rolling.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-47552014-04-18-4753
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ring-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2014-04-18-28662014-04-18-2871
Turkey, Wild 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-2856
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-4751
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-47282014-04-18-47232014-04-18-4736
Cormorant, Neotropic 7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-46812014-04-18-2852
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-28422014-04-18-28432014-04-18-28412014-04-18-4678
Vulture, Turkey 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-28592014-04-18-2860
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2♀ @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1♀ @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crane, Sandhill 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-47592014-04-18-2858
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tern, Least 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
From the Boardwalk.
Description: Note the slender wings, the white forehead anterior to the black crown, and the yellow bill with black tip.
2014-04-18-47462014-04-18-47452014-04-18-47472014-04-18-47442014-04-18-4741
I didn't realize the ID of this bird until I was cataloging on 2015-01-31, but it's quite unmistakable.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, White-winged # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 
# @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Behavior: Hovering.
# @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-47102014-04-18-47092014-04-18-4711
The last photo would make a good quiz photo, as it shows none of the rusty color.
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
2014-04-18-46582014-04-18-4655
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
South end of Farm-Market Road.
raven sp. 
1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Description: White neck underfeathering.
Vocalizations: Gurgle call.
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn 1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Robin, American 1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Mockingbird, Northern # @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
Phainopepla # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Warbler, Audubon's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Brewer's # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
2014-04-18-4717
Sparrow, Black-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-4720
Sparrow, Savannah 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, Song 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-18-4687
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Sparrow, Golden-crowned 1 @Luis Lopez: Oldenettel Wildlife Refuge
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
meadowlark sp. 1 @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio
Meadowlark, Western 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @San Antonio to Bosque del Apache NWR
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Sparrow, House # @Socorro A-101: Luis Lopez to San Antonio

2014-04-24: NM: Socorro County

@SocCo: Socorro County
@VLA: US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
@road1: US-60: Magdalena to Very Large Array
Official new employee orientation tour of the Array. I did not ascend into the telescope with the others, and I certainly didn't climb up into the dish and peer over the edge; with my acrophobia that'd lead to twenty years of nightmares, like the time I visited the Empire State Building at age 12. My official excuse was that I was wearing unapproved footgear (my usual combat model Birkenstocks with the Vibram soles). Oh, darn, how I suffered, roving around the site looking for birds while Rick Perley talked for three hours about the electronics.
Killdeer 1 @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @US-60: Magdalena to Very Large Array
Phoebe, Say's 1 @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
2014-04-24-59972014-04-24-6010
Kingbird, Western 1 @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
raven sp. 1 @US-60: Magdalena to Very Large Array
Swallow, Barn # @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
Wren, Rock 1 @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
Presumptive, based on a couple of what I thought were their characteristic little 'prrrt' buzz notes. Habitat is pretty much flat out there but I heard these near some piles of dirt and rock, with some big boulders, rather similar to the location west of the Fine Arts Building at NM Tech where Rock Wrens hang out.
Sparrow, White-crowned # @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
Grackle, Great-tailed 2 @US-60: Magdalena to Very Large Array
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array
Finch, House # @US-60: NRAO Very Large Array

2014-04-25: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

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

2014-04-26: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@Viejo: Bosque del Apache NWR: Rio Viejo Trail
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route
1100, Turtle Bay.
1210, leave Tech. NM-1 is closed between Socorro and San Antonio while they rebuild the overpass west of Luis Lopez.
1230, San Antonio
1300, Bosque del Apache NWR
1420, already Rio Viejo Trail, start time unrecorded.
1500, Seasonal Road.
Jason Kitting saw a Louisiana Waterthrush, but I missed it. Also met Sammy and Louis Cuellar; all three frighteningly competent field birders.
Hazy overcast, very windy. Mosquitoes extremely bad on the Rio Viejo trail.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-26-2877
The last photo is the classic unattractive “butt shot,” but it does show the female's characteristic whitish face pattern well.
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio area
Turkey, Wild 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-26-28932014-04-26-2887
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-26-2907
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-26-29062014-04-26-2897
The green of the heron's face seems the exact same shade as the grasses. I'm sure this helps the bird hide.
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 1? @Bosque del Apache NWR: Rio Viejo Trail
Description: Brief look at a hawk with light patagium and body, dark rectrices and remiges like a Swainson's but chest and chin pure white.
2014-04-26-47792014-04-26-47782014-04-26-4780
I'm not at all confident about this call! I'm guessing a lightish immature Swainson's based on a few dark spots around the upper breast, and the dark bars on the underwing on the leading edge of the underwing distal to the wrist. The wing posture in the first photo is just weird, with the big bend at the wrists and the pointy wing tips made me wonder if I were even in the right family.
Kestrel, American 1♂ @San Antonio area
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-04-26-4782
Gull, Ring-billed 6 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
2014-04-26-2910
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Dove, Mourning 1 @San Antonio area
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Rio Viejo Trail
Kingbird, Western # @San Antonio area
2014-04-26-28762014-04-26-2874
Raven, Chihuahuan # @San Antonio area
Swallow, Barn 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
# @San Antonio area
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio area
Starling, European # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Warbler, Wilson's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Blackbird, Red-winged 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. 1 @San Antonio area
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @San Antonio area
2014-04-26-4768
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: On my Nyjer seed feeder. There were few if any siskins in town at all this winter.
Sparrow, House 1 @San Antonio area

2014-04-30: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Duck, Ring-necked 2♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingbird, Western 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

Next: May 2014
Previous: Mar 2014
Contents: Shipman's Field Notes
Home: Shipman's Home Sweet Homepage

Last updated: 2016-11-07 23:10 MST