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2014-06-06: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
On the lawn north of Olive Lane around 10am, a Gray Fox was looking quite relaxed, and even rested belly-down for a few minutes. Cheeky.
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Lawn north of Olive Lane.
Vocalizations: 'keck' calls

2014-06-07: NM: Socorro-Carolino Canyon-Socorro

@CarolinoCyn: Torrance Co.: Carolino Canyon
@day: Socorro-Carolino Canyon-Socorro
@road1: US 60^E, I-25 to NM-55
@road2: Torrance Co.: NM-55^N, US-60 to Manzano
@road3: NM-55^N, Manzano to Torreon
@road4: NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
Vulture, Turkey # @NM-55^N, Manzano to Torreon
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
Dove, White-winged # @Torrance Co.: NM-55^N, US-60 to Manzano
Dove, Mourning 
# @US 60^E, I-25 to NM-55
# @Torrance Co.: NM-55^N, US-60 to Manzano
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Torrance Co.: NM-55^N, US-60 to Manzano
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
Kingbird, Western # @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
raven sp. # @NM-55^N, Manzano to Torreon
Raven, Chihuahuan # @US 60^E, I-25 to NM-55
Lark, Horned # @US 60^E, I-25 to NM-55
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Torrance Co.: Carolino Canyon
Bluebird, Mountain 1 @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon
Mockingbird, Northern 2 @NM-55^N, Manzano to Torreon
Sparrow, Lark # @Torrance Co.: NM-55^N, US-60 to Manzano
Bunting, Lark # @US 60^E, I-25 to NM-55
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @NM-55^N, Torreon to Carolino Canyon

2014-06-10: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Coot, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Turtle Bay.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Kingbird, Western # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Finch, House # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Sparrow, House 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2014-06-20: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Behavior: On the hunt between MSEC and Jones.

2014-06-21: NM: Socorro-Magdalenas-Socorro

@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@day: Socorro-Magdalenas-Socorro
0840, leave Socorro.
0900, Water Canyon Road.
0925, Water Canyon proper.
0945, afoot at the end of the pavement.
1035, rolling.
1055, Water Canyon Road.
Vulture, Turkey 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Woodpecker, Acorn # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Kingbird, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vireo, Plumbeous 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vireo, Warbling # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vocalizations: 'resurge^3'
Breeding: On a nest below the road.
Lark, Horned 
1i @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
#a @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Swallow, Violet-green # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bluebird, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Chipping 1a @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Black-throated 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Tanager, Hepatic 2♂ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Tanager, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Finch, House # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon

2014-06-22: NM: Socorro-Magdalenas-Socorro

@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@day: Socorro-Magdalenas-Socorro
Quail, Gambel's 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road

2014-06-27: CO: Denver area

@day: Denver area
Dove, Mourning @Denver area
Phoebe, Say's @Denver area
Jay, Blue @Denver area
Magpie, Black-billed @Denver area
Chickadee, Black-capped @Denver area
Robin, American @Denver area
Grackle, Common @Denver area

2014-06-29: CO: Boulder area

@Walden: Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
@Wurl: Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
@day: Boulder area
Route 1350, arrive at Walden, walk a couple of miles. Hot.
Goose, Canada 
# @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
# @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Mallard 1 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Grebe, Western 1 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Cormorant, Double-crested 
# @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
I did a lot better with cormorant flight shots at this little neighborhood lake than I did in Moss Landing last March.
# @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Pelican, American White 
2 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
3 @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Vulture, Turkey @Boulder area
Kestrel, American @Boulder area
Avocet, American # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
1 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
# @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Flicker, Northern # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Jay, Blue 1 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Swallow, Tree # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Swallow, Barn # @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Robin, American 1 @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Starling, European 1 @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Warbler, Yellow # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
I'm pretty happy with the first photo. I was shooting through some vegetation that fuzzed up the contrast, but you can still see that the bird is suspended in mid-leap, carrying a nice food item, and wearing a spiffy USFW leg band. I don't get many flight shots of passerines that I treasure, but this is definitely one.
Sparrow, Song # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
# @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Boulder area
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Goldfinch, Lesser 1 @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Goldfinch, American # @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Sparrow, House 
# @Lousville: Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
Some sort of scary prehistoric scaly-footed feathered dinosaur, apparently.
# @Boulder: Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
I saw a drab little sparrow crawling around some swampy areas and couldn't place it for the longest time. The first photo, showing a complete overwing flight shot, would make a good quiz photo because the habitat is misleading. The second photo clearly shows it is a female House Sparrow, perhaps of the Swamp race.

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