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Checklist S23632206

 
Location
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 24, 2015 12:29 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 18 minute(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mouser Williams List , Wyatt Egelhoff , Zane Kominek List
Species
52 species (+2 other taxa) total
1

Long continuing individual. Dark commissure line (grin-patch) visible.

50
2
15
6

Appeared pure.

5
Mallard x Mexican Duck (hybrid)
55
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
4
3
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 2
Sex Unknown
3
4
2
1

Heard

1
1
20
12
1
1
1
4
13
6
14
1

Quite a surprise. A petite raptor with buoyant flight, typical of Kites. Overall a slate gray color with slightly more silvery colored head. This bird appeared to be a second year bird based on the absence of rufous coloration in the secondaries. In fact, the upper surface of this bird's wings were essentially concolor and grayish. The underwing surface was bi-colored, with the primaries being darker than the rest of the wing. The tail was banded. The bill appeared dark and petite, suggesting Mississippi Kite, rather than either of the other two dark U.S. kites. Seen flying over the seasonal road for about half a minute.
Link to photo by Mouser Williams:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mouser-nerdbot/17459852524/in/photostream/

3
1
21
3
1
1
5
2
15
30
2
2
6
2
4
8
2
3
23
3
19
1

Heard giving hard "chack" vocalization from the dense brush near the Flight Deck.

2
5
9
1
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes