[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 7-21-2016

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jul 21 21:46:10 PDT 2016


Tweeters,

A beautiful morning at the JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course, with 16 of us
enjoying 65degF temp at the start (no wind) and 76degF at the end with a
mild breeze to keep us cool. Cool, too, were the birds with the summer
doldrums taking charge: only the flycatchers and a few of the other usual
suspects singing - 34 species documented. Of note was the fact we didn't see
any American Crows, but did see three COMMON RAVENS: both unusual
occurrences. One raven at the top of a 60+ft Douglas-fir was being
repeatedly dive-bombed by a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - talk about a size
differential! We managed to call in a juvenile and an adult MACGILLIVRAY'S
WARBLER, and heard two COMMON YELLOWTHROAT: our only warblers today. A
PIED-BILLED GREBE at the maintenance area pond (an immature bird still
sporting some striping), and one at Hodge Lake were unexpected, especially
since we've not seen this species since last November. In one rough
alongside the 4th fairway (green course), we found quite a few Great Horned
Owl feathers: we guessed that one of this year's brood didn't make it.

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:

. August 18

. September 15

. October 20

Anyone is welcome to join us!



The species list:



Mallard 8 Two at the maintenance ponds and an adult duck with six
juveniles at the 12th-hole pond.

Pied-billed Grebe 2 Immature at maintenance-area pond and adult at
Hodge Lake

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Mourning Dove 4

Rufous Hummingbird 2 One dive-bombing a COMMON RAVEN alongside hole #3
(green course)

Northern Flicker 5

Western Wood-Pewee 9

Willow Flycatcher 6

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 7

Steller's Jay 4

Common Raven 3

Violet-green Swallow 1

Barn Swallow 30

Cliff Swallow 1

Black-capped Chickadee 10

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 16

Red-breasted Nuthatch 10

Pacific Wren 2

Bewick's Wren 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 29

European Starling 71

Cedar Waxwing 6

MacGillivray's Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 2

Chipping Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 20

White-crowned Sparrow 6

Song Sparrow 10

Spotted Towhee 4

Western Tanager 2

Purple Finch 1

American Goldfinch 13



May all your birds be identified,



Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com





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