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2014-08-02: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
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1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Teal, Cinnamon 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Quail, Gambel's # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-08-02-31362014-08-02-3132
Interesting mix of plumages on both these birds.
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Socorro County
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The first bird was near the entrance booth, a good example of immature plumage. The second was at the Old Rookery at the east end of the center road, and showed a mix of the immature brown and the adult gray.
Vulture, Turkey 
1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
25 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 2 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-08-02-31222014-08-02-31182014-08-02-5327
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
2u @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, White-winged 1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Rufous # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Phainopepla 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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meadowlark sp. # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Yellow-headed 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Grackle, Great-tailed # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
2014-08-02-32192014-08-02-32202014-08-02-3227
If I ever mount a show entitled “Ugly Birds,” the first two shots will get prime billing.
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House 
# @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House 1 @Luis Lopez to Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-08-09: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Egret, Cattle 14 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Killdeer # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Yellowlegs, Lesser # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Western # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2014-08-13: NM: Socorro: 507 Fitch

@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Behavior: Foraging.

2014-08-15: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

@Terry: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Mallard # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake
Coot, American 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Terry Lake

2014-08-16: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Egret, Snowy # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Egret, Cattle 200 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Ibis, White-faced # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sora 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Vocalizations: Heard only.
Coot, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Killdeer # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Yellowlegs, Lesser # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Western # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2014-08-19: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro to Bosque del Apache
Quail, Gambel's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Behavior: One adult male chased a Roadrunner away from his flock as they were crossing the road.
Turkey, Wild 6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White 20 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 1 @Socorro to Bosque del Apache
Sora 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Coot, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Solitary 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Sandpiper, Stilt 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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ID from photo after the fact. Considered Dunlin but ID based on coloration and location of the heel joint.
Dowitcher, Long-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Catbird Corner on the seasonal road.
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Bunting, Lazuli 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-08-20: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2014-08-22: NM: Socorro

@AdlM: Arroyo de la Matanza
@Soc: Socorro
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Rainy day. Arroy de la Matanza was running in four goodly channels below the I-25 bridge.
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Swallow, Barn # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Thrasher, Curve-billed 3 @Socorro
Sparrow, Brewer's # @Arroyo de la Matanza
Finch, House # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Goldfinch, Lesser 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

2014-08-24: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Carolina Wren
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Chap: Socorro: Chaparral Drive
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro to Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pelican, American White 42 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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My title for the first shot is “Yawning flowers”: the yawning pelicans look to me like some kind of pink calla lilies. The second photo shows what I call “skirmish line feeding behavior,” which I first noticed once at Bitter Lake: the birds herd fish into the shallows and then slurp them down.
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Sandpiper, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Least # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Dove, Mourning 
1 @Socorro to Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Socorro: Chaparral Drive
Swallow, Cliff # @Socorro: Chaparral Drive
Swallow, Barn # @Socorro to Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Vocalizations: 'churr-wee'
2014-08-24-54092014-08-24-5407
In my book, any picture of this species is a triumph, even these wretched examples. A bird that loves to crawl around behind obscuring foliage and never give a photographer a clear shot.
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Tanager, Summer # @Bosque del Apache NWR: Seasonal Road
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2014-08-25: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Egret, Cattle # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Ibis, White-faced # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Killdeer # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Yellowlegs, Lesser 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Sandpiper, Western # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Phalarope, Wilson's # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2014-08-27: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Phoebe, Black 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Vocalizations: 'jabeer'
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