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2016-04-02: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1155, Bosque del Apache.
1220, North Seasonal Road. Walked a bit around Catbird Corner.
1715, Farm-Market Road northbound for a change.
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: North Seasonal Road
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-02-4146
Turkey, Wild 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Red-tailed 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Kestrel, American 
4♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1u @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-02-4135
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
raven sp. # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Robin, American 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
meadowlark sp. 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2016-04-03: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Bald Eagle; Peregrine Falcon; Greater Yellowlegs; Carolina Wren
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@Seas: Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
Goose, white Snow 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-4264
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-42542016-04-03-4255
My best work yet of this glorious duck.
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Duck, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 16 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-4240
I love a parade.
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Grebe, Eared 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-42642016-04-03-4266
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-03-4187
Scratching “direct,” that is, under the wing. Scratching over the wing is called indirect.
Egret, Cattle 31 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Eagle, Bald 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-42052016-04-03-42002016-04-03-4203
Harrier, Northern 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-34442016-04-03-34432016-04-03-42212016-04-03-42262016-04-03-42292016-04-03-34422016-04-03-42172016-04-03-42192016-04-03-4222
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
2016-04-03-42922016-04-03-42932016-04-03-42962016-04-03-42862016-04-03-42882016-04-03-42902016-04-03-42772016-04-03-42812016-04-03-42842016-04-03-4298
If this dead tree looks familiar, it's because it's the same tree the Bald Eagle was standing on earlier.
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-03-42502016-04-03-4243
Group preen.
Stilt, Black-necked 6 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Yellowlegs, Greater 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-03-43092016-04-03-43182016-04-03-43082016-04-03-4305
In the first photo, the bilaterally symmetric item halfway up the bill is a food item which the bird then swallowed.
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Crow, American 100 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Swallow, Tree # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Wren, Carolina 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Robin, American # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Warbler, Yellow-rumped 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Sparrow, Brewer's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-03-43202016-04-03-43242016-04-03-43252016-04-03-4333
Sparrow, Vesper # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-03-43662016-04-03-43522016-04-03-43382016-04-03-43442016-04-03-43602016-04-03-43262016-04-03-4327
Bunting, Lark 1♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-03-43302016-04-03-4333
That's a Brewer's Sparrow for size comparison. This species wasn't on my field list; I discovered it during photo cataloging.
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR: North Seasonal Road
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2016-04-05: NM: Socorro: New Mexico Tech

@NMT: Socorro: New Mexico Tech
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech

2016-04-10: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Western Kingbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@HFR: Hope Farms Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1030, leave Socorro.
1050, Farm-Market Road.
1150, Bosque del Apache NWR including North Seasonal Road.
1650, brief look at Chapparal and Hope Farms roads in Socorro.
Goose, white Snow 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-4449
Two visible in the foreground.
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-44412016-04-10-4442
The second photo shows the bird in the classic “tape dispenser” position that hides the bill and makes it hard to identify. However, a close inspection of the second photo shows that the eye is below the black/white division on the face.
Cormorant, Neotropic 9 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-4439
One showing the white gular margin, one not.
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-34492016-04-10-3448
These images work as posters or graphics too.
Egret, Snowy 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced 40 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-10-4392
Scratching direct.
Hawk, Red-tailed 1a @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Kestrel, American 
2♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-10-4408
3♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked 
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-4449
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-4449
A small gaggle visible in the gaps among the avocets.
Pigeon, Rock # @Hope Farms Road
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, White-winged # @Hope Farms Road
Dove, Mourning # @Hope Farms Road
2016-04-10-44652016-04-10-44542016-04-10-4456
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-4422
Molting from basic to alternate: note the streaky white belly that resembles that of the female.
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-10-44172016-04-10-44122016-04-10-4416
Kingbird, Western 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-10-4391
My first of the year.
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-10-43772016-04-10-43792016-04-10-4382
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Phainopepla 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Warbler, Lucy's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Junco, Oregon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Prowling through dried vegetation on the Seasonal Road just past Catbird Corner.
2016-04-10-44302016-04-10-44292016-04-10-44192016-04-10-4428
Pyrrhuloxia 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-10-4403
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Meadowlark, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2016-04-11: NM: Socorro to Albuquerque

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
@day: Socorro to Albuquerque
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Teal, Blue-winged 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2016-04-16: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Peregrine Falcon; Long-billed Curlew; Marbled Godwit
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
@road1: Socorro to Luis Lopez
Route
1030, leave Socorro.
1050, San Antonio.
1100, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1130, North Seasonal Road.
1255-1410, back to Socorro to get the scope.
1705, Farm-Market Road going north.
Goose, white Snow 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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
2016-04-16-4652
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Canvasback 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4669
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 
# @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4659
Scratching direct.
Pelican, American White 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4634
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4642
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-46292016-04-16-4627
Nice little crustacean you got there, fella.
Osprey 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-45872016-04-16-45852016-04-16-4575
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-16-4550
Hawk, Red-tailed 1i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @San Antonio area
2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1u @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
3♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-16-4536
4♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Falcon, Peregrine 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-46122016-04-16-4602
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowlegs, Lesser 30 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-44772016-04-16-4592
Can't remember seeing this many of this species in one day.
Curlew, Long-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4553
Godwit, Marbled 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-45002016-04-16-44932016-04-16-4592
Dowitcher, Long-billed 9 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4571
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4635
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 1 @San Antonio area
Dove, White-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Socorro to Luis Lopez
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-45102016-04-16-4517
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-45202016-04-16-45242016-04-16-45082016-04-16-4529
Kingbird, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-45462016-04-16-4544
Raven, Chihuahuan 40 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vocalizations: 'rack'
2016-04-16-4622
Pretty sure of the ID. All the tails I saw were wedge-shaped.
Swallow, Tree # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4669
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American 
# @Socorro to Luis Lopez
1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @San Antonio area
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-16-4564
Not a bad quiz photo.
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Warbler, Yellow 2♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Canyon 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Lurking on the north side of Catbird Corner on the North Seasonal Road.
2016-04-16-4535
Not very conspicuous in this brush.
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Meadowlark, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House # @San Antonio area

2016-04-21: NM: Socorro County

@Box: Socorro Co.: The Box
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Route
1100, leave Socorro westbound.
1120, Water Canyon Road.
1130, wander around Water Canyon near the end of the pavement.
1355, rolling out.
1440-1605, afoot at Box Canyon, walked most of the way to the bridge.
Vulture, Turkey 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Kestrel, American 
1♀ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
1♂ @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2016-04-21-47592016-04-21-4763
Roadrunner, Greater 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-4753
Swift, White-throated 
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
# @Socorro Co.: The Box
2016-04-21-47982016-04-21-4801
Swifts are one of the toughest subjects out there for flight shots. I'm happy to get anything.
Woodpecker, Acorn 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Phoebe, Say's 
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-4749
1 @Socorro Co.: The Box
Shrike, Loggerhead 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2016-04-21-4685
Jay, Steller's 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-47352016-04-21-47322016-04-21-47372016-04-21-47402016-04-21-4741
Range here was about 40 yards. Someday I'll get a closeup of one of these.
Scrub-Jay, Western 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-4755
raven sp. 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
At the junction of US-60 and Water Canyon Road, perched on a sign.
2016-04-21-47882016-04-21-47922016-04-21-4795
Probably Chihuahuan, but I'll never be certain.
Raven, Common 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Swallow, Violet-green 
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-47042016-04-21-47102016-04-21-4721
# @Socorro Co.: The Box
2016-04-21-4804
I didn't know these swallows nest in rock crevices, but Sibley mentions this habit.
Bushtit 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-4706
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-47472016-04-21-4746
Wren, Rock 1 @Socorro Co.: The Box
Wren, Canyon # @Socorro Co.: The Box
2016-04-21-48232016-04-21-48252016-04-21-48282016-04-21-48472016-04-21-48172016-04-21-48212016-04-21-48452016-04-21-48082016-04-21-48132016-04-21-4834
Not sure if I have any previous pictures of this species! The Box finally gave me a cooperative subject.
Bluebird, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-46942016-04-21-4724
Robin, American # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Sparrow, Vesper 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2016-04-21-47852016-04-21-47842016-04-21-47742016-04-21-4778
Nice and sharp, these are 3:1 reductions from the originals.
Junco, Oregon 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-04-21-4744

2016-04-22: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

Notable:  Stilt Sandpiper
@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Cinnamon # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Stilt 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
2016-04-22-34592016-04-22-3464
In the second photo, the Stilt Sandpiper was in the lower right-hand corner, with Black-necked Stilts for size comparison.
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

2016-04-23: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
0905, leave Socorro.
0920, San Antonio.
0925, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1320, leave the refuge, work Farm-Market Road northbound.
Goose, white Snow 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-23-4876
Last two on the refuge.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-23-4871
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-23-4858
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-23-4872
Grebe, Pied-billed 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cormorant, Neotropic 7 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Cattle # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-23-4866
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 
# @San Antonio area
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 
# @San Antonio area
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-23-48782016-04-23-4883
Crow, American 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-04-23-48902016-04-23-4887
This has got to be one of the latest records for American Crow this year, if not the absolute last. I was driving north along Farm-Market Road and this head was sticking out of some tall grass.
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @San Antonio area
# @San Antonio area
Starling, European # @San Antonio area
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2016-04-24: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Bell's Vireo; Sedge Wren
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@Soc: Socorro
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
0650, leave Socorro.
0705, San Antonio.
0710, Bosque del Apache NWR
Goose, white Snow 2 @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 # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @San Antonio area
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-4959
Turkey, Wild 35 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-49562016-04-24-49462016-04-24-4952
Grebe, Eared # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-4968
Everybody else is finding a Horned Grebe out here. Good luck with that. They are wayyy out from the Dabbler Deck. This is the best shot I could get, and I see no reason to think it's anything but an Eared.
Cormorant, Neotropic 8 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-4988
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gull, Ring-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-4965
I counted at least 25.
Flicker, Red-shafted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-4924
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-04-24-49292016-04-24-5024
The second shot is a good quiz bird; we hope the viewer will be thrown off the scent by the relatively heavy wear at the tail tip.
Vireo, Bell's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Calling from the trees south of the first platform on the Boardwalk.
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Swallow, Barn # @San Antonio area
Wren, Carolina 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Some people who had been out very early said they had not heard any Carolinas singing at the usual spots. I had one sing well along the second leg of the North Seasonal Road, but that was probably getting close to 10am. Later, another one burst into song in the trees along the soad of the Bosque (center) Road about 150 yards west of the Eagle Scout Deck; this was probably the bird Cathie Sandell had near here, but across the road, yesterday. Heard only, in both cases, as usual. Sigh.
Wren, Sedge 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR GPS: 334821.5n 1065243.9w
Seen on the west side of the North Seasonal Road about 100 yards south of what birders call the “Pump House” and refuge staff call the “warm water well;” this feature is disguised by a palisade of canes. Gary Froehlich showed me where to stand: 34°48'21.5"N, 106°52'43.9"W, and look toward Chupadera Peak.
Vocalizations: The first component to be detected is a sharp 'chip' note separated by a few seconds. As the bird moves closer, you can hear that each chip is followed by a rapid sequence of gurgles or buzzes at a lower frequency, not getting faster during the sequence. This is different than the Sibley recording, in which each component starts with two chips, and the lower sequence tends to speed up.
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A stakeout, discovered by Celestyn Brozek on 2016-04-22, which I missed by half an hour yesterday. The bird had a regular circuit that took it elsewhere for a few minutes, then it would cycle through some dried vegetation about 15 yards from the road, singing frequently. Thanks to Jerry Oldenettel, whose strong rarity-attracting field canceled out my personal rarity-repelling field and produced the bird at about 0730 just after he arrived. Thanks to Cheryl who was showing her friends Nancy and Mike the refuge and pointed the bird out for me when I got these photos.
Robin, American 1 @San Antonio area
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @Socorro
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @San Antonio area
Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Yellow # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @San Antonio area
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Sparrow, White-crowned # @San Antonio area
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @San Antonio area
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @San Antonio area
Sparrow, House # @San Antonio area

2016-04-27: NM: Socorro County

@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@Box: Socorro Co.: The Box
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Route
0950, leave Socorro.
1005, Farm-Market Road.
1040, Bosque del Apache.
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
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Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Western 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Cormorant, Neotropic 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Egret, Great 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Vulture, Turkey # @Socorro Co.: The Box
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Yellowlegs, Greater 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Range to the first group was about 80 yards; not bad.
Dove, White-winged 
# @Socorro: 507 Fitch
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 1♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch
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Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
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Vireo, Bell's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Wren, Rock # @Socorro Co.: The Box
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Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American 
1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: 507 Fitch
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Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Sparrow, White-throated 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
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Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Junco, Gray-headed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
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Blackbird, Red-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Meadowlark, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Sparrow, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2016-04-30: NM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Teal, Blue-winged 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Teal, Cinnamon # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Duck, Ruddy # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Egret, Snowy # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Phalarope, Wilson's 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
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Kingbird, Western # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Meadowlark, Western # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh

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