Other birds I saw in the sagebrush flats around Costilla, New Mexico.
I also saw several Sage Thrashers, a Prairie Falcon, and some more common birds. I stopped briefly at two more places on the way home, but other than a first-of-the-year White-throated Swift that buzzed by, I saw nothing of note. By midday, it was hot and windy and lousy for birding. In fact, the reason why I was out on a Friday is because I saw that Saturday was forecasted to be stormy and windy so asked my boss if I could take off Friday and work Saturday. I got home on Friday afternoon around 2:30.