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Location
Caballo Lake SP--Percha Recreation Area, Sierra County, New Mexico, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:10 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
David Griffin
Comments:
Minor mayfly or some such insect hatch, many, many Yellow-rumped warblers foraging along the forest edges and more so along the banks of the Rio Grande. My count of 50 is conservative for the whole area.
Species
55 species (+3 other taxa) total
21
Mallard/Mexican Duck
2
Inca Dove
9
White-winged Dove
3
Mourning Dove
1
Common Gallinule
42
Sandhill Crane
3
Killdeer
18
Least Sandpiper
5
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Solitary Sandpiper
1
Neotropic Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
7
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Bald Eagle

soaring very high (1000' agl) moving slowly south/downriver.

Also saw an immature Bald eagle earlier in day (5hrs earlier)at North Monticello Pt/Elephant Butte. May have been same bird

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Common Black Hawk (Common)

At about 14:50h, bird flushed from east side of Rio Grande, just below Percha Dam (I was watchign shorebirds and didn't see hawk at first, so wasn't sure if it was on shore/river bank or in low trees). Bird flew up over dam, then made it's way to east and back downriver along backwater below dam on east side of rio. Bird was nearly black all over, had light brownish to inner rear wings, large white rump band and white terminal tail bar. Very short tail. Hawk actually flushed red-shouldered hawk from backwater area below dam.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Red-shouldered Hawk

Bird was flushed by Common black hawk from backwater area on east side of rio below dam. Seen only briefly, but Buteo type hawk, stockier than a Cooper's hawk with shorter tail. tail was banded with white on black/dark. Overall orange-brown color on breast and darker on back/shoulders. I didn't get a close enough or long enough look to determine if it was an 'eastern' type or 'California' type. Previous experience with this bird: I grew up in Ohio when they were still quite common on forest edges near my home, surveyed and monitored them in San Diego Co., observed a juvenile(one of the first in S. Arizona) in winter 1994, and with others observed one in Dona Ana County in 2007.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Red-tailed Hawk
5
Red-naped Sapsucker
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female 1
Sex Unknown 1
2
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
7
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2
American Kestrel
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Western Wood-Pewee
4
Black Phoebe
1
Say's Phoebe
2
Vermilion Flycatcher
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Plumbeous Vireo
1
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
41
Chihuahuan Raven
2
Common Raven
8
Barn Swallow
7
Cliff Swallow
2
Verdin
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
2
House Wren
2
Marsh Wren
3
Bewick's Wren
4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Northern Mockingbird
8
House Finch
21
Pine Siskin
26
Lesser Goldfinch
65
Chipping Sparrow
6
Brewer's Sparrow
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
10
Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10
10
Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10
76
White-crowned Sparrow
1
White-throated Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
3
Lincoln's Sparrow
6
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Orange-crowned Warbler
3
Common Yellowthroat
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
50
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
1
Wilson's Warbler
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Pyrrhuloxia
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
 

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