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2016-07-11: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Lesser Nighthawk
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@SAnt: San Antonio area
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
0935, leave Socorro.
0950, San Antonio.
0955, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Quail, Gambel's 
# @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-24592016-07-11-2458
Grebe, Pied-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-24742016-07-11-2477
Cormorant, Neotropic 6 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-24732016-07-11-2472
Heron, Great Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-24852016-07-11-2484
Kestrel, American 
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
1u @Bosque del Apache NWR
Coot, American # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @San Antonio area
2016-07-11-2503
Dove, Mourning 
# @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Nighthawk, Lesser 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
North Seasonal Road, first bend, flyover around 1pm!
Phoebe, Black 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-2500
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Bosque del Apache NWR
raven sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mockingbird, Northern 
1 @San Antonio area
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Towhee, Spotted 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Black-headed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Blackbird, Red-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-11-24882016-07-11-2486
Oriole, Bullock's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR

2016-07-16: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  white Snow Goose; Common Gallinule; Eastern Kingbird; Bushtit
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
1035, leave Socorro.
1045, Farm-Market Road.
1205, Bosque del Apache NWR.
1555, Farm-Market Road northbound.
Goose, white Snow 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-2625
Injured, known to the refuge staff.
Gadwall # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 2 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk pond.
2016-07-16-2620
This photo was taken over the full length of the Boardwalk pond, yet the birds are still identifiable to species.
Cormorant, Neotropic 3 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-26142016-07-16-26172016-07-16-26502016-07-16-2652
Egret, Great # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-2647
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Cooper's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Gallinule, Common 
2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-26302016-07-16-26362016-07-16-26382016-07-16-2640
The last photo shows all four of the downy chicks: one is lurking under the vegetation at left, and one is hiding behind a parent but their bill just sticks out.
4i @Bosque del Apache NWR
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, Mourning # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Say's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
On Farm-Market Road 3.1 miles north of US-380.
2016-07-16-25552016-07-16-25542016-07-16-2574
Kingbird, Western 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-2549
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-2576
Kingbird, Eastern 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
On Farm-Market Road, 3.1 miles north of US-380, there is a small gray stucco building hard by the west side of the road, surrounded by large trees; the bird was on the fence just north of the building.
2016-07-16-25682016-07-16-25692016-07-16-25702016-07-16-25612016-07-16-25652016-07-16-25582016-07-16-2560
Even going by at 25mph, the contrast between the dark back and the wide white tailband made me say, dang, that looks like an Eastern Kingbird! Unfortunately I didn't get a shot with it and the male Vermilion Flycatcher in the same frame, because at one point they were on the fence about ten feet apart. My second county record: see 2008-08-24.
raven sp. # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-2679
Swallow, Tree # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-25232016-07-16-25242016-07-16-25392016-07-16-25062016-07-16-25222016-07-16-25272016-07-16-2545
Swallow, Bank # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-26042016-07-16-26112016-07-16-26002016-07-16-26072016-07-16-25942016-07-16-25952016-07-16-2598
Swallow, Cliff # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-25152016-07-16-25292016-07-16-25362016-07-16-25142016-07-16-25162016-07-16-25202016-07-16-2537
Swallow, Barn 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-25112016-07-16-2512
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Bushtit 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
This seemed familiar, so I looked up my summer records for the refuge. On 2008-06-29 there was a pair on Warbler Row on what is now the North Seasonal Road. On 2009-08-07 there was a noisy flock of at least twenty near the Old Rookery. And on 2013-09-08 there was one on the North Seasonal Road. The refuge list says they are uncommon in summer.
Wren, Bewick's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-2642
Robin, American # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Mockingbird, Northern 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Phainopepla 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-16-2681
Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue 
1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-16-26592016-07-16-26602016-07-16-26612016-07-16-26652016-07-16-26732016-07-16-2676
Meadowlark, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Finch, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Sparrow, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

2016-07-18: NM:

Notable:  Mississippi Kite
@Belen:
@TBM: Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Kite, Mississippi 1 @
I was traveling north on I-25, near the south exit, when I saw this bird soaring. The ID clicked right away after my recent experience with this species on my May trip to Lea County.
Killdeer # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
2016-07-18-3531
Stilt, Black-necked # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Avocet, American # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
Sandpiper, Least # @Belen: Taco Bell Marsh
2016-07-18-35172016-07-18-3531

2016-07-24: NM: Socorro County

Notable:  Common Gallinule; Vermilion Flycatcher
@BdA: Bosque del Apache NWR
@FMRd: Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
@SocCo: Socorro County
Route
0940, leave Socorro.
1000, Farm-Market Road.
1055, Bosque del Apache NWR.
Goose, Canada # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Wood @Socorro County
2016-07-24-2755
Another surprise that popped out during photo cataloging. I didn't record this species: it was a literal shot in the dark, as I recall thinking it was odd to see a duck in a tree. The emergent face pattern and the two blue-green tracts in the wing seem clearly to say male Wood Duck.
Mallard # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Shoveler, Northern # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Duck, Ruddy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Turkey, Wild 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-27472016-07-24-2753
Grebe, Pied-billed 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grebe, Clark's 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Boardwalk Pond.
2016-07-24-2776
Cormorant, Neotropic 4 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2765
Heron, Great Blue # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Great 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Egret, Snowy # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Heron, Green 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Ibis, White-faced # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hawk, Swainson's 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Kestrel, American 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
3♀ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
1♀ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Gallinule, Common 
2a @Bosque del Apache NWR
Breeding: Cathie Sandell says there was another group with chicks at this stage three weeks ago, hence there must be at least two breeding pairs.
4i @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-27452016-07-24-27352016-07-24-27362016-07-24-27392016-07-24-27402016-07-24-2742
Coot, American @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dowitcher, Long-billed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2758
Collared-Dove, Eurasian # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Dove, White-winged # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Dove, Mourning 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Roadrunner, Greater # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Black-chinned # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Hummingbird, Rufous # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Phoebe, Black # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Flycatcher, Vermilion 
1♂ @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Windy's Farm Road, near the ponies.
2016-07-24-26892016-07-24-2692
1♂ @Bosque del Apache NWR
Kingbird, Western # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-24-2724
Raven, Chihuahuan # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Swallow, Tree # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2724
The Tree Swallow is in the top right corner, right under the kingbird.
Swallow, Bank # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-27062016-07-24-27112016-07-24-2724
Swallow, Cliff # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-27112016-07-24-2724
Swallow, Barn 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2711
Nuthatch, White-breasted 1 @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
On a power pole where Farm-Market Road crosses the BNSF RR.
Mockingbird, Northern 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
# @Bosque del Apache NWR
Starling, European # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Phainopepla 
# @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
2016-07-24-26942016-07-24-2727
1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Yellowthroat, Common # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Chat, Yellow-breasted # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Sparrow, Lark 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2695
Tanager, Summer 1 @Bosque del Apache NWR
Grosbeak, Blue # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road
Grackle, Great-tailed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Cowbird, Brown-headed # @Bosque del Apache NWR
2016-07-24-2700
Oriole, Bullock's # @Bosque del Apache NWR
Finch, House # @Luis Lopez: Farm-Market Road

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