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2016-05-02: NM: Socorro County

@SAca: San Acacia
@SocCo: Socorro County
@home: Socorro: 507 Fitch
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @San Acacia
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1♂ @Socorro: 507 Fitch

2016-05-03: NM: Socorro to Melrose Woods

Notable:  Hooded Warbler
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@day: Socorro to Melrose Woods
@road01: I-25^E, Albuquerque to US-84^S
@road02: US-84^S, I-25 to US-60^E
@road03: US-60^E, US-84 to Roosevelt Co.
@road04: US-60^E, Melrose Woods to Curry Co.
@road05: Curry Co: Roosevelt Co. line to Clovis
Route
1115, westbound from Albuquerque.
1250, US-84^S.
1325, US-60^E.
1400, Melrose Woods.
1620, US-60^E.
1625, Curry County.
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Curry Co: Roosevelt Co. line to Clovis
2016-05-03-02232016-05-03-02242016-05-03-02322016-05-03-02222016-05-03-02272016-05-03-02192016-05-03-0220
Hawk, Red-tailed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-01722016-05-03-0176
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Dove, Mourning # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-02062016-05-03-01902016-05-03-0192
Kingbird, Western # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
raven sp. 
1 @I-25^E, Albuquerque to US-84^S
# @US-84^S, I-25 to US-60^E
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Starling, European 
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Curry Co: Roosevelt Co. line to Clovis
Warbler, Hooded 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-02132016-05-03-02122016-05-03-02162016-05-03-0210
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Chipping 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-0203
Bunting, Lark 
# @US-60^E, US-84 to Roosevelt Co.
# @US-60^E, Melrose Woods to Curry Co.
# @Curry Co: Roosevelt Co. line to Clovis
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-0187
One (1) bird.
Tanager, Summer 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-0180
Tanager, Western 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-03-0162
meadowlark sp. 1 @US-84^S, I-25 to US-60^E
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Curry Co: Roosevelt Co. line to Clovis
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @US-60^E, US-84 to Roosevelt Co.

2016-05-04: NM: Clovis to Hobbs

Notable:  Orange-crowned Warbler; Nashville Warbler; American Redstart
@CWWTP: Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
@Chap: Lovington: Chaparral Park
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@Rockw: Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
@day: Clovis to Hobbs
@road01: US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
@road02: US-60^E: Melrose Woods to Curry Co. line
@road03: US-60^E: Curry Co.: Melrose to Clovis
@road04: Clovis to Portales
@road05: Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
@road06: Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
Route
0900, US-60^W from Clovis.
0945, Melrose Woods.
1340, US-60^E.
1350, Curry Co.
1450, Clovis WWTP.
1510, US-70^S.
1540, NM-206^S.
1620, Lea Co.
1710, Lovington, Chaparral Park.
1735, Hobbs, Rockwind Links.
Goose, Canada # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Mallard # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Teal, Blue-winged 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-0425
Duck, Ruddy 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Quail, Scaled 
# @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
Grebe, Eared 2 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-0433
Cormorant, Double-crested 3 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-04292016-05-04-0432
Night-Heron, Black-crowned # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Vulture, Turkey 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Osprey 1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-05082016-05-04-0507
Another surprise that turned up during cataloging. There's nothing about this species in my notes, so I must have just blazed away at it without wondering what it was.
Kite, Mississippi 2 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-04562016-05-04-04662016-05-04-04702016-05-04-04542016-05-04-04612016-05-04-04642016-05-04-04952016-05-04-0500
One of the target birds of the trip, and a most obliging subject. Note the very long wingtips that poke out just past the end of the tail.
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
1 @Lovington: Chaparral Park
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-04942016-05-04-04842016-05-04-04872016-05-04-04882016-05-04-04892016-05-04-0483
Kestrel, American 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Coot, American 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Lovington: Chaparral Park
Killdeer 
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Breeding: Locally grown.
2016-05-04-0421
Kid, if you ever grow into those feet, you'll be a monster!
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-0559
Stilt, Black-necked # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Pigeon, Rock # @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-0420
Fairly close to the wild type.
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-0555
Dove, Mourning 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kingbird, Western 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
# @Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
# @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-0494
Harrying a Swainson's Hawk.
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
Shrike, Loggerhead 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
1 @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
Vireo, Cassin's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Raven, Chihuahuan 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @US-60^E: Melrose Woods to Curry Co. line
# @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-05492016-05-04-0554
Minus a tail.
Lark, Horned 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Swallow, Barn # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wren, Rock 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
In the Pit.
2016-05-04-0328
Wren, House 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-03832016-05-04-03052016-05-04-0378
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
3 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-03122016-05-04-0247
Starling, European 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
@Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Warbler, Orange-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-02962016-05-04-02862016-05-04-03902016-05-04-04132016-05-04-0291
Warbler, Nashville 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Brief sighting only.
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-02802016-05-04-0364
Redstart, American 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-03982016-05-04-03992016-05-04-03932016-05-04-03952016-05-04-03962016-05-04-04002016-05-04-04062016-05-04-03002016-05-04-0303
Definitely my best photos so far of this hyperactive species.
Warbler, Audubon's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-0253
Warbler, Myrtle 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-03692016-05-04-0371
Warbler, Wilson's 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Towhee, Green-tailed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-0248
Sparrow, Chipping 
1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-0333
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-0512
Sparrow, Lark 
1 @US-60^E: Curry Co.: Melrose to Clovis
1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-0439
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-05372016-05-04-0535
Bunting, Lark 
# @US-60^E: Curry Co.: Melrose to Clovis
# @Roosevelt Co.: Portales to Lea Co. line
# @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
2016-05-04-05192016-05-04-05292016-05-04-05162016-05-04-0520
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Tanager, Summer 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-04-03572016-05-04-03522016-05-04-03562016-05-04-03402016-05-04-0348
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
meadowlark sp. 
1 @Clovis to Portales
1 @Lea Co.: Roosevelt Co. line to Lovington
Meadowlark, Eastern 1 @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
2016-05-04-04492016-05-04-04432016-05-04-0445
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods
# @Clovis Waste Water Treatment Plant
Finch, House # @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
Sparrow, House # @US-60^W: Clovis to Melrose Woods

2016-05-05: NM: Hobbs to Carlsbad

Notable:  Harris' Hawk
@Allred: Lea Co: Allred Tank
@DRR: Lea Co.: Delaware Reef Road
@EunGC: Eunice Golf Course
@HobbsCP: Hobbs: City Park
@Jal: Jal area
@Rockw: Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
@StephL: Eunice: Stephens Lake
@XL: Lea Co.: XL Road: Brininstool Road to Delaware Basin Road
@day: Hobbs to Carlsbad
@road01: NM-128^W: Delaware Reef Road to Eddy Co. line
@road02: NM-31^W: NM-128 to Carlsbad
Route
0930, leave Hobbs, five-minute drive to Rockwind Links.
1005, NM-18^S.
1020, Hobbs City Park. No evidence of Blue Jays.
1030, NM-18^S.
1105, Stephens Lake, a few miles west of Eunice.
1145, to Eunice Golf Course next door.
1235, Jal.
1335, NM-128^W.
1400, Brininstool Rd. ^N, then XL Road ^E.
1410, Delaware Basin Road, then drive to Allred Tank. Did not go inside the fence, just failing to find Cassin's Sparrows.
1430, Delaware Basin Road ^S, then NM 128^W.
1450, Eddy Co.
1510, NM-31^W.
1525, US-285^N.
A very good when I got good shots of all three of my target birds for the trip: Mississippi Kite, Harris's Hawk, and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Stephens Lake had a Mexican Ground Squirrel.
Quail, Scaled # @Lea Co: Allred Tank
Kite, Mississippi 2 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
Breeding: Pair was copulating.
2016-05-05-05962016-05-05-05782016-05-05-05892016-05-05-05922016-05-05-05932016-05-05-05832016-05-05-0585
Hawk, Harris' 1 @NM-31^W: NM-128 to Carlsbad
2016-05-05-07742016-05-05-07752016-05-05-07762016-05-05-07772016-05-05-07692016-05-05-0773
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @Jal area
1 @NM-128^W: Delaware Reef Road to Eddy Co. line
Kestrel, American 1♀ @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
Killdeer 
1 @Eunice: Stephens Lake
Breeding: Half-grown chicks, superficially resembling Semipalmated Plovers, but with two black neck rings.
2016-05-05-07312016-05-05-0735
# @Eunice Golf Course
Pigeon, Rock # @Hobbs: City Park
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Jal area
Dove, White-winged 
# @Hobbs: City Park
2016-05-05-0598
Too much blue eye shadow.
# @Jal area
Dove, Mourning 
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Hobbs: City Park
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @NM-31^W: NM-128 to Carlsbad
Kingbird, Western 
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Eunice: Stephens Lake
# @Eunice Golf Course
1 @Lea Co: Allred Tank
Flycatcher, Scissor-tailed 
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Eunice: Stephens Lake
2016-05-05-06832016-05-05-07212016-05-05-06972016-05-05-07192016-05-05-06412016-05-05-06432016-05-05-06692016-05-05-06782016-05-05-07022016-05-05-07042016-05-05-07202016-05-05-05622016-05-05-05662016-05-05-06252016-05-05-06482016-05-05-06492016-05-05-0690
Best spot I've found yet for this species. Lots of birds around, and some sitting on bushes and not the less attractive wires and fences.
# @Jal area
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Lea Co.: Delaware Reef Road
Swallow, Cliff # @NM-31^W: NM-128 to Carlsbad
Pecos River bridge.
Swallow, Barn # @Eunice Golf Course
Thrasher, Curve-billed 
1 @Eunice: Stephens Lake
Eunice Golf Course.
2016-05-05-0723
# @Lea Co.: XL Road: Brininstool Road to Delaware Basin Road
Sparrow, Lark # @Eunice: Stephens Lake
2016-05-05-0603
Bunting, Lark # @Eunice: Stephens Lake
2016-05-05-07482016-05-05-06082016-05-05-07282016-05-05-07422016-05-05-07472016-05-05-0768
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Eunice: Stephens Lake
Oriole, Bullock's 
1 @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Eunice: Stephens Lake
2016-05-05-06152016-05-05-05682016-05-05-05712016-05-05-0576
Finch, House 
# @Hobbs: Rockwind Links area
# @Hobbs: City Park
# @Eunice Golf Course
Sparrow, House # @Eunice Golf Course

2016-05-06: NM: Rattlesnake Springs to Clovis

Notable:  Gray Hawk; Sanderling; Lucy's Warbler; Orchard Oriole
@BLNWR: Bitter Lake NWR
@Cheap: Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
@RS: Rattlesnake Springs
@WashR: Washington Ranch
@WashRRd: Washington Ranch Road
@day: Rattlesnake Springs to Clovis
@road01: Chaves Co.: S of Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
@road02: US-70^E: Roswell to Roosevelt Co. line
@road03: Chaves Co.: US-70^E: Roosevelt Co. line to Portales
Route
0600, US-62-180^W.
0625, Washington Ranch Road.
1205, US-62-180^E.
1430, Brantley Lake: Champion Cove Road, aka Cheapskate Point.
1450, US-285^N.
1610, Bitter Lake NWR.
1700, US-70^E.
1800, Roosevelt Co.
Two Badgers roadkilled on the Roswell-Portales leg.
Gadwall # @Bitter Lake NWR
Wigeon, American # @Bitter Lake NWR
Mallard # @Bitter Lake NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bitter Lake NWR
2016-05-06-0995
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bitter Lake NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bitter Lake NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bitter Lake NWR
Quail, Scaled 
# @Washington Ranch Road
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Turkey, Wild # @Washington Ranch Road
Grebe, Eared 2 @Bitter Lake NWR
2016-05-06-10242016-05-06-10112016-05-06-10132016-05-06-10162016-05-06-10092016-05-06-1023
The photos show the rather heavy chop due to strong winds.
Egret, Snowy # @Bitter Lake NWR
Vulture, Turkey # @Washington Ranch Road
Hawk, Gray 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Brief look as it fled.
Hawk, Swainson's # @US-70^E: Roswell to Roosevelt Co. line
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Chaves Co.: S of Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
1♀ @Chaves Co.: US-70^E: Roosevelt Co. line to Portales
Coot, American 
# @Washington Ranch
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Killdeer 
1 @Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
2016-05-06-0972
1 @Bitter Lake NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bitter Lake NWR
2016-05-06-1000
Avocet, American 
11 @Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
2016-05-06-0983
Note the heavy swells from the strong winds today.
# @Bitter Lake NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0843
Sanderling 1 @Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
2016-05-06-09602016-05-06-09562016-05-06-09452016-05-06-09512016-05-06-09642016-05-06-0946
I tried and tried to make this into a Western Sandpiper but the bill was too heavy, and I didn't key in on the slight thickening at the distal end. I sent this one to my old friend Dave Shuford at Point Blue, who has handled about as many shorebirds as grains of sand on Limantour Spit, and he replied:
“The shorebird in question looks like a Sanderling that has partly molted into breeding plumage. No size or shape comparison with other birds, but the stout body, (black) legs, and bill all rule out WESA or LESA. So that's my vote.”
Pigeon, Rock # @Chaves Co.: S of Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Dove, Mourning # @Washington Ranch Road
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Washington Ranch Road
Owl, Great Horned 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0908
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 
1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-09132016-05-06-0914
1♀ @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0909
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Black 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0892
Flycatcher, Vermilion # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-07912016-05-06-0796
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 
1 @Washington Ranch Road
# @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Kingbird, Western 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
Vireo, Bell's # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-09212016-05-06-09232016-05-06-09302016-05-06-09022016-05-06-09052016-05-06-09192016-05-06-09202016-05-06-09222016-05-06-0927
Swallow, Cliff # @Brantley L.: Champion Cove Road
Swallow, Barn # @Rattlesnake Springs
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-09342016-05-06-0935
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Rattlesnake Springs
1 @Chaves Co.: S of Roswell to Bitter Lake NWR
Starling, European # @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Lucy's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-08232016-05-06-08362016-05-06-08162016-05-06-08192016-05-06-08202016-05-06-08152016-05-06-0822
A lot of these images would make dandy quiz photos, as this is The Bird With No Field Marks. If there is no trace of the rusty scribbles on the crown or the chestnut rump, the rest is pretty nondescript.
Yellowthroat, Common # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-08642016-05-06-0862
Warbler, Yellow 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Audubon's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-08672016-05-06-08702016-05-06-0812
Towhee, Canyon 1 @Washington Ranch Road
2016-05-06-0782
Sparrow, Chipping # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-08062016-05-06-0808
Sparrow, Brewer's 1i @Rattlesnake Springs
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Washington Ranch Road
Sparrow, Lincoln's 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Came in to drink at the north end of the tiny feeder pool on the west side of the main pond.
2016-05-06-08782016-05-06-0877
Did not call it correctly in the field: went through Chipping and then Brewer's. While cataloging, first guess was Song, then the second image showed the characteristic buffy breastband.
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Tanager, Summer # @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0897
Cardinal, Northern # @Rattlesnake Springs
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Washington Ranch Road
2016-05-06-0938
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Rattlesnake Springs
Oriole, Orchard 1♂ @Rattlesnake Springs
2016-05-06-0787
Oriole, Bullock's # @Rattlesnake Springs
Finch, House # @Rattlesnake Springs

2016-05-07: NM: Clovis to Socorro

Notable:  Cordilleran Flycatcher; Black Phoebe; Black-and-white Warbler; Orange-crowned Warbler; Common Yellowthroat; Hooded Warbler; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Indigo Bunting
@Mel: Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
@day: Clovis to Socorro
@road01: US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
@road02: DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Roosevelt Co. line to Fort Sumner
@road03: DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Fort Sumner to Guadalupe Co.
@road04: Guadalupe Co.: US-60^W: DeBaca Co. line to Vaughn
@road05: Torrance Co.: US-60^W: Guadalupe Co. line to Encino
@road06: Torrance Co.: Encino to Willard
@road07: Socorro Co.: US-60^W: Torrance Co. line to I-25
Route
0600, US-60^W from Clovis.
0635, Melrose Woods.
1035, US-60^W.
1100, Fort Sumner.
1140, Guadalupe Co.
1155, Vaughn.
1210, Torrance Co.
1215, Encino.
1255, Willard.
1310, Mountainair.
1350, I-25^S.
Hawk, Swainson's 
1 @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
# @Guadalupe Co.: US-60^W: DeBaca Co. line to Vaughn
1 @Torrance Co.: Encino to Willard
Kestrel, American 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Pigeon, Rock # @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
Dove, Mourning 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Socorro Co.: US-60^W: Torrance Co. line to I-25
hummingbird sp. 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Flycatcher, Cordilleran 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-11102016-05-07-1113
Guessing Cordilleran based on the large almond-shaped eyepatch; bill too long for Least; dark band across the upper breast. The photos make the bird look grayer than I recall, but the first photo shows yellowish tones to the underparts.
Phoebe, Black 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kingbird, Western # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Raven, Chihuahuan 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
# @DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Roosevelt Co. line to Fort Sumner
# @Socorro Co.: US-60^W: Torrance Co. line to I-25
Lark, Horned 
# @Guadalupe Co.: US-60^W: DeBaca Co. line to Vaughn
# @Torrance Co.: US-60^W: Guadalupe Co. line to Encino
# @Torrance Co.: Encino to Willard
West side of Encino.
2016-05-07-1135
Swallow, Cliff # @DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Fort Sumner to Guadalupe Co.
Swallow, Barn # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Wren, House 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrush, Hermit # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Catbird, Gray 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Mockingbird, Northern # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Thrasher, Curve-billed 2 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-10502016-05-07-10542016-05-07-1057
Starling, European # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Waterthrush, Northern 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-10402016-05-07-10412016-05-07-1044
Warbler, Black-and-white 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-10952016-05-07-10962016-05-07-1099
Warbler, Orange-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, MacGillivray's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Hooded 1i @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-1084
Note that this is a first-year female, while the bird I saw here on 2016-05-03 was an adult female.
Warbler, Audubon's # @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Bunting, Lark 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
# @DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Roosevelt Co. line to Fort Sumner
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Tanager, Summer 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-1074
Tanager, Western 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted 1♀ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-10692016-05-07-1070
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Bunting, Indigo 1♂ @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
2016-05-07-1115
meadowlark sp. 1 @DeBaca Co.: US-60^W, Fort Sumner to Guadalupe Co.
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line
# @Roosevelt Co.: Melrose Woods
Sparrow, House # @US-60^W: Clovis to Roosevelt Co. line

2016-05-10: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Franklin's Gull
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1555, San Antonio.
1600, 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
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Scaup, Lesser 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-1210
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-12172016-05-10-12222016-05-10-1215
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 9 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-11992016-05-10-11982016-05-10-11902016-05-10-1194
Grebe flight shots! I see that, like loons, they use the walking-on-water technique to get airborne.
Grebe, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-1202
I guessed it was a Clark's based on the binocular view, but the pictures suggest otherwise.
Cormorant, Neotropic 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-11452016-05-10-11672016-05-10-1163
Egret, Cattle 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-11702016-05-10-1173
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-1252
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @San Antonio area
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-12222016-05-10-12312016-05-10-12322016-05-10-12342016-05-10-12112016-05-10-12212016-05-10-1157
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-1252
Gull, Franklin's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-11752016-05-10-11842016-05-10-11762016-05-10-11772016-05-10-1183
Rumor had it there was a Bonaparte's around, but this is clearly a Franklin's by the large lozenge-shaped white spots in the folded primaries, and the lack of the Bonaparte's strong pattern of triangles in the wing in flight.
Dove, White-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Woodpecker, Ladder-backed 1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-10-1144
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 
1 @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Bank # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR

2016-05-11: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Solitary Sandpiper; Sedge Wren; Yellow-headed Blackbird
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@HFR: Socorro: Hope Farms Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
@sito: San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Route
1020, leave Socorro.
1050, Luis Lopez, Farm-Market Road.
1125, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1450, Miera Road loop in San Antonito.
1540, Hope Farms Road in Socorro.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Eared # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1336
Cormorant, Neotropic 5 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-13702016-05-11-13732016-05-11-1368
The pastel green of the facial skin is a good match for the green of the reeds. The prey item looks like a crustacean of some sort.
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-05-11-1411
Kestrel, American 
1u @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1345
Sandpiper, Solitary 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-13132016-05-11-13192016-05-11-13252016-05-11-1312
Yellowlegs, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1303
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, White-winged # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Flicker, Red-shafted 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 3♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1354
Kingbird, Cassin's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-13972016-05-11-13942016-05-11-13902016-05-11-1392
Kingbird, Western 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Sedge 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Same spot as last month.
Vocalizations: The song on the Sibley mobile app has a consistent pattern: two high chips, followed by a series of gurgles or chatters at a lower pitch. All the songs I heard out of the 2016-04-24 bird fit this pattern, except that I heard only one initial high chip. Today I heard two repetitions of the song.
I did not get a good look at the singer, but just after it quit singing, I saw a bird that had the same general color and shape depart from the same locale from which the 2016-04-24 bird left, and fly in the same direction (north). So not rock-solid, but this record was two weeks later than any other record I'm aware of.
Robin, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Phainopepla 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Yellowthroat, Common 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1289
Warbler, Wilson's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-14032016-05-11-14042016-05-11-13882016-05-11-1402
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Pyrrhuloxia 1 @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
2016-05-11-1405
Blackbird, Red-winged 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-11-1383
Meadowlark, Western 1 @Socorro: Hope Farms Road
Blackbird, Yellow-headed # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Farmyard the Windy's Farm Road intersection.
2016-05-11-12562016-05-11-12852016-05-11-12862016-05-11-12722016-05-11-12782016-05-11-1268
Oriole, Bullock's @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road
Sparrow, House 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @San Antonio: 11th St, Miera Road, San Antonito Road

2016-05-14: NM: Socorro: North American Migration Count

Notable:  Mississippi Kite; Cassin's Vireo; Northern Waterthrush; Lark Bunting
@Soc: Socorro: North American Migration Count
@TBay: Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Route
By car, 4.00 hours, 36.10 miles.
On foot, 2.40 hours, 2.00 miles.
Total, 6.40 hours, 38.10 miles.
0624, drive to Turtle Bay.
0631, bird Turtle Bay and general surrounding area.
0735, drive out west of town.
0807, wander around on foot near Sedillo Spring without actually reaching it.
0856, drive back to Turtle Bay.
1000, walk around Turtle Bay some more.
1031, drive the edges of town: Florida, Chaparral Road, Hope Farms Road.
1248, end official effort.
Two records contributed by Richard and Janet Hix of Fort Worth.
Wigeon, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Quail, Gambel's 23 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Kite, Mississippi 1[fide Richard and Janet Hix] @Socorro: North American Migration Count
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I never saw this bird. Photo by Janet Hix.
Kestrel, American 4 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Pigeon, Rock 11 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Collared-Dove, Eurasian 7 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Dove, White-winged 35 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Dove, Mourning 13 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Hummingbird, Black-chinned 4 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
2016-05-14-14612016-05-14-1479
Kingfisher, Belted 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Phoebe, Black 4 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Breeding: Two were begging constantly from the other two.
2016-05-14-1446
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Kingbird, Western 69 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Vireo, Cassin's 1[fide Richard and Janet Hix] @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Second-hand count day report.
Raven, Chihuahuan 27 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
2016-05-14-1512
Picking items out of a large pile of cow food near Hope Farms Road.
Swallow, Cliff 50 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Conservative estimate of the colony under the Otero Street bridge across the Low Flow Conveyance Channel.
Swallow, Barn 36 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Verdin 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
2016-05-14-14642016-05-14-14662016-05-14-14672016-05-14-14732016-05-14-1471
Mighty photogenic combination with ocotillo blossoms.
Robin, American 17 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Mockingbird, Northern 4 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Thrasher, Curve-billed 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Evergreen Drive, Socorro.
2016-05-14-1482
Starling, European 6 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Phainopepla 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
2016-05-14-1438
Waterthrush, Northern 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
2016-05-14-14582016-05-14-14562016-05-14-14572016-05-14-14162016-05-14-14172016-05-14-1422
Sparrow, Chipping 13 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Scrublands near Sedillo Spring.
Sparrow, Black-throated 3 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
North of Florida, near the flood channel.
2016-05-14-15142016-05-14-14352016-05-14-1493
Bunting, Lark 3 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
North of the Florida district at the north end of Socorro, near where the flood channel crosses under I-25.
2016-05-14-14892016-05-14-1492
Sparrow, White-crowned 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Tanager, Western 3 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1♂ @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Blackbird, Red-winged 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Grackle, Great-tailed 8 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
2016-05-14-14302016-05-14-14282016-05-14-1432
Finch, House 9 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
Siskin, Pine 4 @Socorro: North American Migration Count
2016-05-14-1413
Goldfinch, American 1 @Socorro: New Mexico Tech: Turtle Bay (NAMC)
Sparrow, House 27 @Socorro: North American Migration Count

2016-05-14: NM: Socorro County (non-NAMC)

Notable:  Ring-necked Pheasant; Bell's Vireo; American Pipit
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SocCo: Socorro County (non-NAMC)
@road1: Socorro to Luis Lopez
Route
1320, Socorro to Luis Lopez.
1330, Farm-Market Road.
1410, 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
2016-05-14-1600
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, American Green-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bufflehead # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's @Socorro to Luis Lopez
2016-05-14-15752016-05-14-15712016-05-14-1576
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1600
Grebe, Eared # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-16102016-05-14-15952016-05-14-16002016-05-14-16032016-05-14-1605
Cormorant, Neotropic 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1648
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1654
Ibis, White-faced 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Vulture, Turkey 1 @Socorro to Luis Lopez
Hawk, Sharp-shinned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kestrel, American 2♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-16142016-05-14-1600
I wouldn't normally expect a coot to dine on a crustacean, but this was an exceptional situation. What was a large body of water north and east of the Dabbler Deck had by this point shrunk down to a remnant a few dozen yards long, which probably concentrated all the crustaceans and other prey items that had been in the larger body, making this a busy spot today.
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Curlew, Long-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-15482016-05-14-1624
Gull, Bonaparte's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1590
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-05-14-15302016-05-14-15322016-05-14-15372016-05-14-15382016-05-14-1523
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Cassin's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1589
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-1519
Vireo, Bell's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cactus Garden near the Visitor Center.
2016-05-14-1541
Mockingbird, Northern # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Thrasher, Crissal 1 [uncountable][fide Richard and Janet Hix] @Bosque del Apache NWR
Second-hand report from the Bosque del Apache Visitor Center.
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Pipit, American 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-16392016-05-14-1642
I can't remember ever seeing this species outside the colder part of the year.
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-14-15562016-05-14-1502
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Meadowlark, Western 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2015-05-17: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Greater White-fronted Goose; Wood Duck; Black-crowned Night-Heron
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route 1435, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Weather Rain. Poor light.
Goose, Greater White-fronted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-16862016-05-17-16882016-05-17-1685
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Wood 
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-16642016-05-17-1671
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Pheasant, Ring-necked 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-17382016-05-17-1740
Cormorant, Neotropic 10 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-1697
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 3a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-1756
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Harrier, Northern 1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Stilt, Black-necked # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-1751
Phalarope, Wilson's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-17212016-05-17-17192016-05-17-17232016-05-17-1725
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wood-Pewee, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-17-1765
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Marsh 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Robin, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Yellow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Audubon's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, White-crowned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR

2016-05-19: CO: Highland Ranch

@day: Highland Ranch
Backyard birds at a friend's house.
Dove, Mourning # @Highland Ranch
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Highland Ranch
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Highland Ranch
Warbler, Yellow 1♂ @Highland Ranch
Finch, House 1 @Highland Ranch

2016-05-23: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Wild Turkey; Red-faced Warbler
@Dark: Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
GPS: 340135n 1070936w Base of road into Dark Canyon.
@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork: Eli's Cabin
The roof is intact but far from waterproof. A smallish tree has fallen on it. Not shelter as we know it.
GPS: 340229n 1061046w At the cabin.
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Route
0825, Water Canyon Road.
0830, Water Canyon proper.
0920, short wolk in Dark Canyon.
1100, at Eli's Cabin around 8500' on the North Fork road.
1130, head back down.
There's a story here (there's always a story). I used to be able to drive to what we called “Second Cabin” back in the late 1980s when they actually bladed the road every year or two. No more! The wet fall of 2014 washed it out horribly in many places.
(Just for the record, First Cabin was a short distance up the road from the El Tigre Fork (340150n 1070913w), but nowadays I can't even find the debris pile where it used to be.)
Today my friend David “Packrat” Hunter was able to drive me all the way up to the cabin in his high-clearance Jeep. While there, two ladies from Tom Kelly's ranch showed up on an ATV to drop off salt blocks for their cattle. They told me that they called this Eli's Cabin, after a recluse who settled at this spot in the 1920s, initially living in a barrel, and eventually building the cabin where he lived for decades.
Turkey, Wild 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
2016-05-23-1785
I've rarely seen turkeys in the Magdalenas, and the ones I have seen are pretty wary.
Dove, Mourning 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Woodpecker, Acorn 2 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Flicker, Northern 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
2016-05-23-1780
Flycatcher, Ash-throated 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Eli's Cabin
Vireo, Plumbeous 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
raven sp. 1 @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Swallow, Violet-green # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Chickadee, Mountain 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Nuthatch, Red-breasted 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
Thrush, Hermit # @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
Robin, American 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
Warbler, Red-faced 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
2016-05-23-1776
This one frame made the whole day worthwhile. I had time for exactly one shot and I nailed it: my best photo yet of this elusive species.
Sparrow, Chipping # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Tanager, Western 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon
2016-05-23-17932016-05-23-1792
The bird seems to be watching the fly just below its perch.
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1♂ @Magdalenas: North Fork: Eli's Cabin
2016-05-23-1774
Siskin, Pine 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork: Dark Canyon

2016-05-25: NM: Belen, Bosque del Apache NWR

Notable:  Carolina Wren
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
@day: Belen, Bosque del Apache NWR
Route
1215, checked out Taco Bell Marsh.
1420, San Antonio.
1430, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Teal, Blue-winged 
1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-18692016-05-25-18782016-05-25-18672016-05-25-1872
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Redhead 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
2016-05-25-3491
Duck, Ruddy 
# @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-18352016-05-25-18382016-05-25-18342016-05-25-1826
The immature birds are pretty striking at this stage.
Grebe, Clark's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-18632016-05-25-18422016-05-25-18432016-05-25-1862
Is this the same fish species as in the Great Blue Heron shots?
Cormorant, Neotropic 12 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-18822016-05-25-18842016-05-25-18482016-05-25-18772016-05-25-18232016-05-25-18512016-05-25-1876
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-18882016-05-25-18892016-05-25-18902016-05-25-18942016-05-25-18972016-05-25-1900
As I've noted lately, when you really look at bird bills, they are often pretty badly beaten up. Anyone care to identify the hapless fish?
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-1816
Ibis, White-faced 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-1812
Vulture, Turkey # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American 
# @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-1823
Killdeer 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Stilt, Black-necked 
# @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
2016-05-25-3482
Stilts at this location in the warmer months are not at all surprising. However, the prairie dogs settling in near the north end are new this year.
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Spotted 1 @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio area
Dove, Mourning 
1 @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wood-Pewee, Western 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @San Antonio area
raven sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Swallow, Barn # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Wren, Carolina 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @San Antonio area
Phainopepla 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-25-1819
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
meadowlark sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed 
# @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, House # @San Antonio area

2016-05-28: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Cordilleran Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@NF: Magdalenas: North Fork
@SocCo: Socorro County
@WC: Magdalenas: Water Canyon
@WCRd: Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
@road1: US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Route
1015, US-60^W from Socorro.
1030, Water Canyon Road.
1040, Water Canyon proper.
1110, afoot at the Group Camp.
1225, turnback at Thinking Rock, 340136n 1070833w.
1310, rolling out with a side trip to the Trail 13 parking lot.
1405, Water Canyon Road.
1420, US-60^E.
1500, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2078
Teal, Blue-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-21182016-05-28-21172016-05-28-2078
Teal, Cinnamon # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-20782016-05-28-21202016-05-28-2127
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2078
Quail, Gambel's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2075
Grebe, Clark's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-20902016-05-28-20852016-05-28-2088
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2112
Lots of small crustaceans in the ever-shrinking water by the Dabbler Deck (formerly the Marsh Deck).
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-20672016-05-28-2072
Heron, Green 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Night-Heron, Black-crowned 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2079
A good day for birds that eat flies, but I doubt this bird has much use for them.
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-21082016-05-28-21072016-05-28-21052016-05-28-2100
Vulture, Turkey # @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Killdeer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sandpiper, Spotted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-05-28-2131
Dove, Mourning 
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Woodpecker, Acorn 3 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-05-28-19162016-05-28-19262016-05-28-19122016-05-28-19142016-05-28-19242016-05-28-19112016-05-28-1922
Always a bird of special interest to me, dating back to the days when I used to watch them ruining some of the facades on buildings in the main quad of Stanford University. There have been times I couldn't seem to find them in Water Canyon, but they are hanging on, and even seem to be a bit more numerous lately.
Flycatcher, Cordilleran # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-05-28-20262016-05-28-20412016-05-28-20432016-05-28-20302016-05-28-20312016-05-28-2035
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 
# @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
2016-05-28-2029
Kingbird, Western 
# @US-60^W: Socorro to Water Canyon Road
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Vireo, Plumbeous # @Magdalenas: North Fork
2016-05-28-2016
Clearly shows the gray secondary edges that separate it from Cassin's, which would show greenish edges.
Scrub-Jay, Western 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Swallow, Violet-green # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-05-28-1902
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Bluebird, Western # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Robin, American # @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
2016-05-28-2020
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Warbler, Grace's 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
2016-05-28-20472016-05-28-20462016-05-28-2052
Chat, Yellow-breasted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Chipping 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon
Grosbeak, Black-headed 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork
meadowlark sp. 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed 1 @Magdalenas: Water Canyon Road
Siskin, Pine 1 @Magdalenas: North Fork

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