Date: 7/11/18 6:35 pm
From: Patrick Malone via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] extra-territorial -- bird expedition in northern NM
Encouraged by Marla’s recent post, I am posting this album of photos taken on a recent half-day expedition in NM - the Galisteo bosque, a tiny patch of woods south of Santa Fe, and the Pecos River area east of Santa Fe.

The cliff swallows that you will see in the Pecos River pix are on a ranch south of the town of the same name - very interesting nests made from mud and bird spit. Among other creatures I got several shots of a violet-green swallow and baby in a tree hollow nest and a very pretty little bird i’d never heard of called a yellow-breasted chat.

If anyone takes a trip to northern NM — non-stop flights from BWI to ABQ! - let me know and I will put you in touch with my fabulous bird guide Bill West who knows all the cool spots.

Patrick Malone

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