[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 12-15-2016

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Dec 15 18:51:46 PST 2016


Tweeters,

A bit cloudy, cool (30degF) with about a half-inch of snow on the ground this morning for the five of us that enjoyed ourselves on a weather-closed JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course. Pretty quiet (19 species) and highlights were slim, but one for sure was a flyover by a RED CROSSBILL, a species that we've only seen a few of this year. Two RED-TAILED HAWKS were interacting and calling near the start of our walk. At Hodge Lake last month, there were four NORTHERN SHOVELERS -- a male and three females. Today, we had four Northern Shovelers, with the same sex ratio -- could be the same birds as last month.



The JBLM Eagles Pride GC birders meet the third Thursday of each month at 8:00AM. Starting point is Bldg # 1514, Driving Range Tee, Eagles Pride Golf Course, I-5 Exit 116, Mounts Road Exit. Upcoming walks include the following:

* January 19

* February 16

* March 16

Anyone is welcome to join us!



What we saw:



Northern Shoveler 4 At Hodge Lake - could be the same birds seen here on Nov. 17 walk -- same sex ratio

Bufflehead 1 At Hodge Lake

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Steller's Jay 12

American/Northwestern Crow 16

Common Raven 1

Black-capped Chickadee 5

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 21

Red-breasted Nuthatch 10

Brown Creeper 1

Pacific Wren 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet 11

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

Fox Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 4

Spotted Towhee 2
Red Crossbill 1

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com


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