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January 18th, 2011
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Sulphur Springs Valley

Rough-legged-Hawk-Sulphur-Springs-Valley-11-0118-01The ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was perched on roadside tumbleweed to the south side of Arzberger Rd. A newly plowed field was particularly productive, with four FERRUGINOUS HAWKS, five RED-TAILS, a MERLIN and 18 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS. […]

January 16th, 2011
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Santa Cruz Flats

Rufous-backed-Robin-Santa-Cruz-Flats-11-0116-05Laura Stewart and I explored the Santa Cruz Flats today and made several interesting sightings. The most unexpected was a RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN at the house on the corner of Wheeler and Baumgartner. […]

January 8th, 2011
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January Workshop: San Rafael Valley, Patagonia

Rufous-backed-Robin-Patagonia-11-0108-05A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was guarding the fruiting trees but after a while one of the RUFOUS-BACKED ROBINS appeared, was chased around by the mockingbird, and eventually gave us good views coming in to drink from the gutter on the roof of the house. […]

January 1st, 2011
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San Rafael Valley, Patagonia

Short-eared-Owl-San-Rafael-Valley-11-0101-01Birding again with Joe Corcoran from Baltimore, we missed our main target of Baird’s Sparrow in a freezing San Rafael Valley. We were compensated with a SHORT-EARED OWL at 7.30am, a half mile east of Vaca Corral. We also saw a pair of WHITE-TAILED KITES, a PRAIRIE FALCON and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. […]