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2015-05-09: NM: Socorro County: North American Migration Count

Notable:  Osprey; American Goldfinch
@SocCo: Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Route
By car, 3.28 hours, 25.5 miles.
On foot, 4.18 hours, 2.6 miles.
Total, 7.47 hours, 28.1 miles.
Jerry Armijo is a landowner near Sedillo Spring and ! patrols the area on behalf of the other landowners ! including Chris Hefner. He gave me permission to ! bird this area and said to use his name. !
Wigeon, American 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Quail, Gambel's 11 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Vulture, Turkey 3 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Osprey 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1744
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Kestrel, American 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Killdeer 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1737
Pigeon, Rock 4 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 14 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Dove, White-winged 17 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Dove, Mourning 7 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Nighthawk, Lesser 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
hummingbird sp. 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 3 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1690
Wood-Pewee, Western 3 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1743
Phoebe, Black 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Phoebe, Say's 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
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Kingbird, Western 31 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
raven sp. 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Raven, Chihuahuan 4 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Swallow, Tree 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Swallow, Violet-green 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Swallow, Cliff 50 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Swallow, Barn 9 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Robin, American 23 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Mockingbird, Northern 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Thrasher, Curve-billed 4 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Thrasher, Crissal 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Starling, European 13 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Waxwing, Cedar 10 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1701
Phainopepla 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Sparrow, Brewer's 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Sparrow, Black-throated 8 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
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Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Tanager, Western 3 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Grackle, Great-tailed 4 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Cowbird, Brown-headed 2 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Oriole, Bullock's 6 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Finch, House 9 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Siskin, Pine 1 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1707
Goldfinch, Lesser 3 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
Goldfinch, American 
1♂ @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
1♀ @Socorro County: North American Migration Count
2015-05-09-1703
Sparrow, House 7 @Socorro County: North American Migration Count

2015-05-09: NM: Socorro County (non-NAMC)

Notable:  white Snow Goose
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SocCo: Socorro County (non-NAMC)
Route
1325, leave Socorro.
1335, Luis Lopez, Farm-Market Road.
1405, Bosque del Apache NWR. After the mid-count meeting (only Gary and Ann showed up), worked the North Loop via the Seasonal Road, then the South Loop.
1755, leave Bosque del Apache.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Description: Traveling with a clearly marked Western Kingbird. White chin contrasts sharply at its lower margin with darkish gray breast. Head, back and underparts much darker gray than Western. Broad whitish tail tip.
Swallow, Bank 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
meadowlark sp. 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2015-05-12: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Route
1100-1200, Turtle Bay.
1630, San Antonio.
1655, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Testing new 80-400.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4743
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4686
Another low-light test: 1/30 sec at ISO 640, 1x1 pixels from original frame.
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4678
At 1/50, a good test of the image stabilization. This is most of the original frame at ISO 400. Poor light, rain.
Egret, Cattle # @San Antonio area
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4642
Wretched picture, but then again, I don't have that many flight shots of this species.
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio area
Dove, White-winged # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Dove, Mourning # @San Antonio area
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 
1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-12-4574
2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4659
I often find cooperative Say's Phoebes. Although I have a number of dramatic closeups, I think this one is right up there. It would make a good print, but I'm not sure that all the white stuff on top of the post would make it a good choice for a dining room wall.
Kingbird, Western # @San Antonio area
2015-05-12-4633
Power dive!
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Mockingbird, Northern # @San Antonio area
Warbler, Yellow 1♂ @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-12-4590
The subtle ochre color to the anterior crown is not something I remember seeing in life. Considering how small, distant, and kinetic they are, I guess that's not surprising.
Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4728
Low light test: original 1:1 pixels, 1/125, ISO 1100.
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Western # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-12-4623
Meadowlark, Western # @San Antonio area
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @San Antonio area
Oriole, Bullock's # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-12-4549
Siskin, Pine # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-12-46032015-05-12-4594
Goldfinch, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-12-45842015-05-12-4561
Late. Pair.
Sparrow, House 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
# @San Antonio area

2015-05-13: NM: Socorro to Melrose Woods

Notable:  Mississippi Kite; Swainson's Thrush; Gray Catbird; Northern Waterthrush; White-throated Sparrow; Baltimore Oriole
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@day: Socorro to Melrose Woods
@road01: Socorro Co.: US-60^E, I-25 to Torrance Co.
@road02: US-60^E, Socorro/Torrance line to Mountainair
@road03: US-60^E, Mountainair to Willard
@road04: US-60^E, Willard to Encino
@road05: US-60^E, Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
@road06: US-60^E, Yeso to Fort Sumner
@road07: US-60^E, Fort Sumner to Taiban
@road08: US-60^E, Melrose Woods to Curry Co.
Route
1315, leave Socorro.
1340, US-60^E.
1410, Torrance Co.
1420, Mountainair.
1440, Willard.
1520, Encino.
1540, Vaughn.
1600, DeBaca Co.
1615, Yeso.
1635, Fort Sumner.
1655, Taiban.
1700, Roosevelt Co.
1710-1900, Melrose Woods.
Thirteen Pronghorn on the Willard-Encino leg.
Shoveler, Northern # @Socorro Co.: US-60^E, I-25 to Torrance Co.
Vulture, Turkey 1 @US-60^E, Yeso to Fort Sumner
Kite, Mississippi 1 @US-60^E, Fort Sumner to Taiban
Fort Sumner, seen from US-60.
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Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @US-60^E, Socorro/Torrance line to Mountainair
2015-05-13-4788
Kestrel, American 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-13-48152015-05-13-4858
Dove, Mourning # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Woodpecker, Red-headed 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-13-4820
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-13-4816
Kingbird, Western 
1 @Socorro Co.: US-60^E, I-25 to Torrance Co.
# @US-60^E, Mountainair to Willard
1 @US-60^E, Willard to Encino
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Raven, Chihuahuan 
1 @US-60^E, Willard to Encino
# @US-60^E, Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
# @US-60^E, Melrose Woods to Curry Co.
Raven, Common # @US-60^E, Socorro/Torrance line to Mountainair
Lark, Horned 
# @US-60^E, Mountainair to Willard
# @US-60^E, Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
Swallow, Cliff 
1 @Socorro Co.: US-60^E, I-25 to Torrance Co.
# @US-60^E, Yeso to Fort Sumner
Swallow, Barn 
# @US-60^E, Socorro/Torrance line to Mountainair
# @US-60^E, Yeso to Fort Sumner
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Swainson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Description: Buff spectacles and ground color of the throat. Tail color same as the back: a clay-brown.
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The camera raised the ISO for the second and third shots: ISO 1250 and 3200 respectively, compared to 560 for the first shot. Not great at the higher ISOs but quite useable.
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Catbird, Gray 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @Socorro Co.: US-60^E, I-25 to Torrance Co.
1 @US-60^E, Mountainair to Willard
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Starling, European 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Waterthrush, Northern 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Vocalizations: 'plink'
2015-05-13-48482015-05-13-4850
Pretty happy with these photos! Although there are marks that indicate Louisiana, like the buff color on the flanks, all the experts were calling it Northern. The tiny speckles on the throat and the superciliary narrowing posteriorly say Northern. Looks more like the “yellow” form in the new Sibley guide.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, White-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-13-4841
Somewhat incongruous: one White-throat and no White-crowns?
meadowlark sp. 1 @US-60^E, Willard to Encino
Blackbird, Brewer's 
1♂ @US-60^E, Willard to Encino
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1♀ @US-60^E, Willard to Encino
2015-05-13-4759
Grackle, Great-tailed # @US-60^E, Melrose Woods to Curry Co.
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @US-60^E, Vaughn to DeBaca Co.
Oriole, Baltimore 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Description: Same color scheme as a male Bullock's: black and orange, but this bird had a complete black hood.
Seen for five seconds at a range of about 40 yards. No photos, unfortunately.

2015-05-14: NM: Clovis, Melrose Woods

Notable:  Olive-sided Flycatcher; Swainson's Thrush; Gray Catbird; Nashville Warbler; American Redstart; Bronzed Cowbird
@CWWTP: Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@SRDUA: Brantley SP: Seven Rivers Day Use Area
@day: Clovis, Melrose Woods
@road01: US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
@road02: US-70^W: Clovis to Elida
@road03: US-70^W: Elida to Pecos R.
Route
0555, leave Clovis.
0630, Roosevelt Co.
0635-1225, Melrose Woods.
1410, Clovis WWTP.
1430, US-70^E.
1440, Roosevelt Co.
1515, Elida.
1605, Pecos R.
1710, Artesia.
1735, Seven Rivers DUA.
Gadwall # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Wigeon, American # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Teal, Blue-winged # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Shoveler, Northern # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Brantley SP: Seven Rivers Day Use Area
Grebe, Eared 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
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Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2015-05-14-1827
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
1 @US-70^W: Elida to Pecos R.
Coot, American 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Brantley SP: Seven Rivers Day Use Area
Killdeer 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2015-05-14-5023
There were at least two of these half-grown chicks running around.
1 @US-70^W: Elida to Pecos R.
Stilt, Black-necked # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Avocet, American 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Sandpiper, Stilt 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
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Phalarope, Wilson's # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2015-05-14-5049
Tern, Forster's # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2015-05-14-1824
ID is guesswork; they had complete black caps.
Pigeon, Rock # @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Dove, Mourning # @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
Owl, Great Horned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Woodpecker, Red-headed 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4916
Flycatcher, Olive-sided 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4886
I misidentified this bird at the time as one of the eleventy jillion Western Wood-Pewees, even though it bothered me at the time as just not right. Sibley pointed out that the stark white throat is not right for the pewee.
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Ubiquitous.
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kingbird, Western 
# @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @US-70^W: Clovis to Elida
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4941
Got only a quick look and this one poor photo.
Swallow, Barn 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wren, House # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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Thrush, Swainson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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These shots show the warm buff ground color in the face, chin, and upper breast. Compare the ground color in these areas in the Hermit Thrush photos below, which looks to me like a very cool white, almost bluish.
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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The second photo clearly shows the contrast between the brown back and the redder uppertail. Compare the Swainson's tail above, which is pretty much the same shade as the rest of the back.
Catbird, Gray 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Starling, European 
# @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4980
As I was cataloging photos, this one quite stopped me. I couldn't even place it in a family. The bill shape didn't fit icterids, tanagers, thrushes, or finches. But it's a fair match for Sibley's illustration of the juvenile starling, so that's my guess.
Warbler, Nashville 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Seen briefly. No photo.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4935
Another species that is almost always a challenge to photograph. It's not as active as a Wilson's Warbler or an American Redstart, but it is active, and it prefers to crawl around inside the vegetation most of the time. I'll take this rear quarter view over no photo at all.
Redstart, American 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-49132015-05-14-4944
A little like trying to photograph lightning. This bird was reasonably obliging about showing itself, but like all the redstarts I've seen, never stopped.
Warbler, Yellow 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
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Warbler, Audubon's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-50112015-05-14-4868
Warbler, Wilson's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4904
The photo shows the gray underside of the tail.
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4900
Tanager, Summer 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4971
It must be embarrassing to be halfway through a molt between such different colors.
Tanager, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4948
Bunting, Lazuli 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grackle, Common 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-14-4918
Grackle, Great-tailed # @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods
Cowbird, Bronzed 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Description: Same general color scheme as a female Brewer's Blackbird, but the bill is much too massive, and too long to be a female Brown-headed Cowbird.
Popped up twice briefly at close range. No photos.
Sparrow, House # @US-60^W, Clovis to Melrose Woods

2015-05-15: NM: Carlsbad, Rattlesnake Springs, Hobbs

Notable:  Long-tailed Duck; Gray Hawk; Swainson's Thrush; Orchard Oriole
@CVS: Clovis
@ChapPk: Lovington: Chaparral Park
@HOB: Hobbs
@HobCP: Hobbs City Park
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
@RSRd: Rattlesnake Springs Road
@Rockw: Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
One of my standard birding spots, formerly known as Ocotillo Park. They are just finishing a complete rebuild of the golf course. Unfortunately the perimeter road, which has given me a number of good records, is now closed to vehicles.
@Wash: Washington Ranch
@day: Carlsbad, Rattlesnake Springs, Hobbs
@road01: Lea Co.: US-62-180^E from Eddy Co. to Hobbs
@road02: Lea Co: NM-206^N, Lovington to Tatum
@road03: Lea Co: NM-206^N, Tatum to Roosevelt Co.
@road04: Roosevelt Co.: NM-260^N, Milnesand to Pep
@road05: Roosevelt Co.: NM-260^N, Dora to Portales
Route
0525, leave Carlsbad.
0550, turn off US-62-180^W for Rattlesnake Springs.
0610, Rattlesnake Springs.
0630, afoot at the restroom, walked to the pond and a short distance out into the scrub and back.
1040, rolling; quick look at the first pond at Washington Ranch.
1430, Hobbs.
1440, short visit to Hobbs City Park.
1520, Rockwind Community Links.
1625, Chaparral Park in Lovington.
1655, Tatum.
1720, Milnesand.
1735, Pep.
1740, Dora.
1805, Portales.
1815, Curry Co.
Duck, Long-tailed 1♀ @Clovis
On the Pecos River just south of the Hobbs Highway bridge.
2015-05-15-52432015-05-15-52372015-05-15-52402015-05-15-18872015-05-15-18802015-05-15-1884
A stakeout. Bob Nieman says the bird has a bad leg. He was close enough to capture it for rehab last weekend but he was in the middle of the NAMC.
Duck, Ruddy 1 @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Quail, Scaled 
1 @Rattlesnake Springs Road
Vocalizations: 'wheer'
2015-05-15-5070
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
1 @Roosevelt Co.: NM-260^N, Dora to Portales
Turkey, Wild # @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-52292015-05-15-5231
Vulture, Turkey # @Rattlesnake Springs Road
Kite, Mississippi 2 @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
2015-05-15-52882015-05-15-52852015-05-15-75872015-05-15-19022015-05-15-1897
I think this species and the White-tailed Kite are two of the most elegant birds in North America.
Hawk, Gray 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-51042015-05-15-51052015-05-15-5103
Coot, American 
1 @Washington Ranch
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
# @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
# @Rattlesnake Springs Road
1 @Hobbs City Park
Dove, White-winged # @Rattlesnake Springs
Dove, Mourning # @Hobbs City Park
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Rattlesnake Springs Road
Phoebe, Black 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Flycatcher, Vermilion # @Rattlesnake Springs
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Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingbird, Western 
# @Rattlesnake Springs Road
2015-05-15-1878
This shot with the Fuji S1, which is not that bad if you can fill the frame.
1 @Lea Co.: US-62-180^E from Eddy Co. to Hobbs
1 @Hobbs City Park
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
2015-05-15-5267
I went to Hobbs with two target birds in mind: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and Mississippi Kite. Here they are in the same frame!
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Roosevelt Co.: NM-260^N, Milnesand to Pep
Vireo, Bell's # @Rattlesnake Springs
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Vireo, Warbling # @Rattlesnake Springs
Raven, Chihuahuan 
1 @Hobbs
# @Lea Co: NM-206^N, Tatum to Roosevelt Co.
Swallow, Barn # @Rattlesnake Springs
Thrush, Swainson's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Rattlesnake Springs Road
1 @Hobbs
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
Starling, European # @Hobbs City Park
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-50982015-05-15-50912015-05-15-50872015-05-15-5083
Bunting, Lark # @Roosevelt Co.: NM-260^N, Dora to Portales
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Rattlesnake Springs
Tanager, Summer # @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-51392015-05-15-5136
Tanager, Western # @Rattlesnake Springs
Cardinal, Northern # @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-51932015-05-15-51902015-05-15-5203
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Rattlesnake Springs Road
2015-05-15-75772015-05-15-7573
Blackbird, Red-winged 1 @Washington Ranch
meadowlark sp. 1 @Lea Co: NM-206^N, Lovington to Tatum
Meadowlark, Western # @Rattlesnake Springs Road
Grackle, Great-tailed 
1 @Washington Ranch
# @Hobbs City Park
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Rattlesnake Springs Road
Oriole, Orchard 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
2015-05-15-50762015-05-15-50722015-05-15-18502015-05-15-1847
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Community Links
Finch, House # @Rattlesnake Springs
Siskin, Pine # @Rattlesnake Springs
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, House # @Hobbs City Park
2015-05-15-5252

2015-05-16: NM: Melrose Woods, Bosque del Apache NWR

Notable:  Carolina Wren; Gray Catbird; Virginia's Warbler; American Redstart
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@day: Melrose Woods, Bosque del Apache NWR
@road01: US-60^W, Encino to Willard
@road02: Socorro Co.: US-60^W, Torrance Co. to I-25
Route
0800, leave Clovis.
0845-1130, Melrose Woods.
1135, DeBaca Co.
1150-1205, Fort Sumner.
1225, Yeso.
1240, Guadalupe Co.
1300, Vaughn.
1315, Encino.
1355, Willard.
1410, Socorro Co.
1450, looked at Bernardo WMA but it was closed.
1530, San Antonio.
1535-1740, Bosque del Apache.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Scaled # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stripey half-grown immatures.
Cormorant, Neotropic 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-5380
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-5388
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-53982015-05-16-5394
Egret, Cattle # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-53532015-05-16-7596
Kestrel, American 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-54132015-05-16-5419
A strong entry in the Ugly Baby Contest!
Stilt, Black-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-53792015-05-16-53612015-05-16-53782015-05-16-19302015-05-16-1934
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-53602015-05-16-1933
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wood-Pewee, Western 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-16-5312
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-16-54082015-05-16-54022015-05-16-54012015-05-16-5399
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @Socorro Co.: US-60^W, Torrance Co. to I-25
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff 
# @US-60^W, Encino to Willard
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, House # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-16-5310
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Catbird, Gray 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: Singing; not seen.
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2 @San Antonio area
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Virginia's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-16-53282015-05-16-53262015-05-16-5324
Warbler, MacGillivray's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-16-5348
Redstart, American 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Vocalizations: 'seet^3'
2015-05-16-53062015-05-16-5305
Warbler, Yellow # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Audubon's 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2015-05-16-53362015-05-16-5339
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Tanager, Western 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Oriole, Bullock's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods

2015-05-17: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay

@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
Oriole, Baltimore 1♂ [uncountable][fide Patrick Haynes] @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
The mulberry trees along the fence going south from Macey.
Mr. Haynes is a novice birder, but he described the bird as orange with a complete black hood. I asked him if it were yellow or orange and he said definitely orange. His companion, Paulina Inigo, seems to be a pretty capable birder, but she didn't see the bird.

2015-05-21: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMS: San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
@sito: San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Route
1415, Turtle Bay.
1620, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1800, San Antonito loop.
1900, south end of Farm-Market Road.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-01032015-05-21-0102
Cormorant, Neotropic 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-00802015-05-21-0072
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @San Antonio area
2015-05-21-0036
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-00982015-05-21-0097
More chicks only a mother could love.
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, White-winged 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-0034
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-0063
Kingbird, Western # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-21-0018
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Phainopepla 2 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-21-00302015-05-21-0028
Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
2015-05-21-0120
Tanager, Western # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-21-0016
Grosbeak, Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-00382015-05-21-0037
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-21-00702015-05-21-00502015-05-21-0048
Meadowlark, Western # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
2015-05-21-0014
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, House 
# @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay
1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road

2015-05-22: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  white Snow Goose
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Chap: Socorro: Chaparral Drive
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1350, San Antonio.
1400, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1530, Chaparral Drive, Socorro.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-22-0135
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-22-01392015-05-22-0170
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Socorro: Chaparral Drive
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Socorro: Chaparral Drive
2015-05-22-0172

2015-05-24: NM: Socorro, Animas Creek, Percha, Bosque NWR

Notable:  Acorn Woodpecker; Lucy's Warbler; Bronzed Cowbird
@AnimCr: Animas Creek afoot
@AnimCrRd: Animas Creek Road
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@CabDam: Percha Flats above Caballo Dam
@CabFore: Caballo Forebay
@FMS: San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
@Percha: Percha Dam State Park
@day: Socorro, Animas Creek, Percha, Bosque NWR
@road1: I-25^S: Socorro to Sierra Co.
@road2: I-25^S: Sierra Co.: Socorro Co. to Truth or Consequences
@road3: I-25^S: Truth or Consequences to Hillsboro exit
@road4: I-25^S: Hillsboro exit to Caballo Dam exit
Route
0825, leave Socorro.
0905, Sierra County.
0920, T or C.
0935, Hillsboro exit, drive west on Animas Creek Road. A few brief excursions on foot.
1040, park before the creek crossing (which is the etiquette here) and hike around a bit on the near side of the creek.
1130, rolling west.
1200, I-25^S.
1205, "East Grand Percha Road", and Percha SP with a short hike from the south end.
1300, rolling from Percha SP; drove out to the east end of Percha Flats above Caballo Dam.
1345, drove through a very crowded Caballo Forebay.
1400, I-25^N.
1450, San Marcial exit, Bosque refuge.
1640, looked in at the south end of Farm-Market Road.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-24-0316
A transitional plumage: the white face but not yet the bright blue bill.
Quail, Gambel's 
# @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-76022015-05-24-7600
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 4 @Animas Creek afoot
2015-05-24-0207
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-24-02822015-05-24-0302
The facial patterns of the two grebes in the foreground look random, but on closer examination, they have exactly the same pattern.
Aechmophorus sp. # @Percha Flats above Caballo Dam
There were at least half a dozen dodging boats and jet skis near the dam. I only got a good look at one Clark's.
Grebe, Clark's @Percha Flats above Caballo Dam
1a @Percha Flats above Caballo Dam
2015-05-24-1955
These photos show why I will continue to carry the Fuji S1, despite having cameras with better optics and better sensors. This unscaled crop shows what I call the smeary impressionistic detail at the pixel level, but it is still the better shot for documentation purposes due to the sheer magnification of the 1200mm zoom. The subjects were somewhere around a hundred yards out.
1i @Percha Flats above Caballo Dam
2015-05-24-1959
Identity presumed by its close association with an adult Clark's.
Cormorant, Neotropic 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2015-05-24-0287
I love the tiny rainbows of the smaller feathers that show the complex iridescence of this creature.
Vulture, Turkey 
1 @I-25^S: Truth or Consequences to Hillsboro exit
1 @I-25^S: Hillsboro exit to Caballo Dam exit
1 @Animas Creek Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Animas Creek Road
Hawk, Red-tailed 1a @Animas Creek Road
Kestrel, American 1 @Animas Creek Road
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @Animas Creek Road
Dove, White-winged # @Animas Creek Road
Dove, Mourning # @I-25^S: Socorro to Sierra Co.
Woodpecker, Acorn 3 @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-01892015-05-24-02172015-05-24-19502015-05-24-1946
I associate these with Gambel Oaks, but here the only obvious source of acorns is the smallish oaks with the lozenge-shaped pale gray leaves.
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♂ @Animas Creek afoot
Wood-Pewee, Western 
1 @Animas Creek Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Animas Creek afoot
Kingbird, Western # @Animas Creek Road
Raven, Chihuahuan 
1 @I-25^S: Socorro to Sierra Co.
2015-05-24-02652015-05-24-0269
The first photo shows the white underfeathering of the neck.
# @I-25^S: Sierra Co.: Socorro Co. to Truth or Consequences
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged @Socorro, Animas Creek, Percha, Bosque NWR
2015-05-24-03012015-05-24-7630
First photo, new 600m rig; second, classic 900mm rig. Same bird from the same position.
Swallow, Cliff # @Animas Creek Road
Swallow, Barn # @Animas Creek Road
Wren, Cactus 1 @Animas Creek Road
Vocalizations: Heard singing, the throaty 'gr-gr-gr-gr-gr', near where I stalked one last year. Not positive because there was a nearby Northern Mockingbird in full logorrhea, but they overlapped a couple of times.
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Animas Creek afoot
Near where the road crosses the creek.
2015-05-24-0205
Wren, House 1 @Animas Creek afoot
Robin, American 
# @Animas Creek Road
1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Animas Creek Road
1 @I-25^S: Hillsboro exit to Caballo Dam exit
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-0221
The bird was missing its left eye.
Thrasher, Crissal 2 @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-7619
Another fine miscall in the field: I missed the brick-red vent plumage at the time, but it shows clearly in the photo, especially the lower bird. When I noticed that, I took a closer look at the bills. Yep, they're a bit long for a Curve-billed.
Phainopepla 
1 @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-0192
1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Warbler, Lucy's 
1 @Animas Creek afoot
Near where the road crosses the creek.
2015-05-24-02132015-05-24-02112015-05-24-0209
1 @Percha Dam State Park
2015-05-24-02342015-05-24-02362015-05-24-02432015-05-24-02472015-05-24-02502015-05-24-0252
The blood-red patch on the crown is not a smooth, even color like the crown of a Chipping Sparrow; it seems to be broken into little blobs and streaks, and appears shaggy in profile. The photos also show the pinkish-red rump. Absent those features, this is The Bird With No Field Marks.
Chat, Yellow-breasted 
# @Animas Creek Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Caballo Forebay
Sparrow, Black-throated 
1 @Animas Creek Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Summer 1 @Percha Dam State Park
2015-05-24-0230
Pyrrhuloxia 1 @Animas Creek Road
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Western # @San Antonio: Farm-Market Road south of US-380
Grackle, Great-tailed 
1 @Caballo Forebay
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Bronzed 1♀ @Animas Creek Road
2015-05-24-76092015-05-24-02012015-05-24-0194
This bird was kind enough to sit on a wire adjacent to a female Brown-headed Cowbird, which makes the size difference quite apparent. I miscalled it as a Brewer's Blackbird before I saw the red eye and noticed the relatively massive icterid bill. The first photo shows the characteristic cowl-like ruff of feathers at the back of the head.
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1♀ @Animas Creek Road
See under Bronzed Cowbird.
Finch, House # @Animas Creek Road
Goldfinch, Lesser # @Animas Creek afoot

2015-05-26: NM: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

Notable:  Mountain Chickadee
@NRAO: Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Socorro: NRAO Domenici Operations Center

2015-05-30: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Burrowing Owl
@SocCo: Socorro County
@TFWC: Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
@road2: US-60^W: Water Canyon Road to Torstenson FWC
Route
Lots of butterflies but nothing I could get a good look at except the usual Two-tailed Swallowtails and Arizona Sisters. Numerous Pronghorn at Torstenson and along US-60 west of Magdalena.
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
Dove, White-winged 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Owl, Burrowing 1 @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-05742015-05-30-05752015-05-30-05212015-05-30-05222015-05-30-19732015-05-30-1974
hummingbird sp. @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-0413
Woodpecker, Acorn # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Phoebe, Say's 
@Magdalenas: Water Canyon
# @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-05592015-05-30-0560
Kingbird, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-0541
Vireo, Plumbeous # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Vireo, Warbling 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
raven sp. # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2015-05-30-03462015-05-30-03452015-05-30-03292015-05-30-04812015-05-30-0488
Raven, Chihuahuan 1 @US-60^W: Water Canyon Road to Torstenson FWC
Raven, Common # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Lark, Horned # @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-06092015-05-30-06042015-05-30-0606
Swallow, Violet-green # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Swallow, Barn 1 @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
Bushtit # @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-05542015-05-30-05522015-05-30-0548
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-1968
Bluebird, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-0364
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Robin, American 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Mockingbird, Northern # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Warbler, Grace's # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Trail 13 parking lot.
2015-05-30-04302015-05-30-04352015-05-30-0433
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Chipping # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-0411
Sparrow, Vesper 2 @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
2015-05-30-06022015-05-30-0496
Sparrow, Lark # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2015-05-30-03492015-05-30-0355
Sparrow, Black-throated # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Tanager, Hepatic # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-04602015-05-30-04482015-05-30-04382015-05-30-0444
Tanager, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2015-05-30-0368
Grosbeak, Black-headed # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Meadowlark, Eastern # @Socorro Co.: Torstenson Family Wildlife Center
Vocalizations: ID by song.
2015-05-30-0533
Beyond the song, this is an Eastern by microhabitat (grasslands) and macrohabitat (western Socorro County). Note the rather small dark flank marks, which I'm still considering as an auxiliary field mark.
Finch, House # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road

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