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Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Mar 21, 1988 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Christopher Rustay
Comments:
Count also includes a buteo which is likely a Red-shouldered Imm. Smaller than a Red-tail. Tail seemed langer than Red-tail. Dark brown uperparts. Underparts light ivory with dark brown splotches. Weak eyebrow, shoulder maybe slightly more red, Tail strongly striped when flying had whiteish windows from above. Below had buffish wing linings, horizontally striped primaries and secondaries. No feathers on legs, undertail coverts plain or with very few spots. Flight consisted of several quick flaps and a glide, similar to an Accipiter. Seen for about 10 minutes. After a first quick sighting I relocated it when it flew up from a large ditch bordering the park. "Jizz" immediately reminded me of Red-shouldereds in S. Texas last January, both flight and flying up.

Mexican Jay - Though I first was alerted to their presence by call I didn''''t believe my ears, though I''''d just heard them in Arizona the week before. I checked the back with little or any brown or olive as the Scrub''s had nearby and no white throat bordered by darker streaks as in Scrub Jay.

All 3 Jay species were harassing a Great Horned Owl. Flight was typical Mexican flight, in a group and a bit more direct than Scrubs. What are they doing here?
Species
64 species total
11
Cinnamon Teal
12
Northern Shoveler
2
Gadwall
14
Mallard
3
Redhead
1
Common Merganser
7
Scaled Quail
6
Gambel's Quail
16
White-winged Dove
8
Mourning Dove
3
Greater Roadrunner
1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
5
Killdeer
8
Wilson's Snipe
2
Spotted Sandpiper
11
Ring-billed Gull
1
Neotropic Cormorant

sitting a bit apart from DC Cormorants at about 25Ft!

26
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
1
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Belted Kingfisher
3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
11
Northern Flicker
5
American Kestrel
2
Black Phoebe
2
Say's Phoebe
5
Steller's Jay
5
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
6
Mexican Jay
3
Chihuahuan Raven
1
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3
Mountain Chickadee
2
Bridled Titmouse
1
Verdin
4
White-breasted Nuthatch
3
Brown Creeper
1
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
24
American Robin
2
Crissal Thrasher
10
European Starling
1
American Pipit
4
Phainopepla
15
House Finch
6
Pine Siskin
1
Chipping Sparrow
11
Dark-eyed Junco
15
White-crowned Sparrow
15
Song Sparrow
10
Lincoln's Sparrow
4
Spotted Towhee
4
Western Meadowlark
42
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Great-tailed Grackle
11
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Pyrrhuloxia
6
House Sparrow
 

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