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Location
Bosque del Apache NWR, Socorro County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
7 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.1 mile(s)
Observers:
Jeff Szabat
Comments:
N/A
Species
25 species (+2 other taxa) total
X
Snow Goose
X
Ross's Goose
5
Canada Goose
X
American Wigeon
X
Mallard/Mexican Duck
X
Northern Pintail
1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Mourning Dove
X
American Coot
X
Sandhill Crane
X
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
3
American Kestrel
3
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
1
Couch's Kingbird

Continuing bird first seen on November 5th. Seen around 7:30 today by Jack from Salida, CO. He saw it just past the Entrance Booth on the East/West 2-Way Road. It was in an area with sunflower like vegetation and was bug hunting. He had excellent views and was able to rule out both Western & Cassin's Kingbirds.

For the better part of the day, Nancy, Bernie, Dawn, Jack & I steaked out the area between the Eagle Scout Deck and the Old Rookery. Around 11:10, I heard a "kip" call coming from the treeline adjacent to the dirt road where the Caterpiller Truck is parked. We went to the other side of the treeline and Nancy saw a bird fly out and back like a flycather/kingbird. At 11:15, We then moved to get a better angle on the treeline. At that time, Nancy & I saw it fly across the back of the large field to land on the other side (the field is bordered by the East/West 2-Way Road, the dirt road w/ the Caterpiller, the Old Rookery, and the end of the South Loop). I was clearly able to see the bird's flight pattern and body shape. They were that of a Kingbird. Nancy then got her scope on the bird and began to call out markings - "yellow undersides, dark back, dark head." As she did this, a clear picture of the Couch's Kingbird was being painted. Before Bernie could get his scope on him, the bird went deeper into the brush and did not appear again.

X
American Crow
X
raven sp.
X
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
4
Western Bluebird
X
European Starling
2
Lesser Goldfinch
2
White-crowned Sparrow
3
Western Meadowlark
X
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes