[Tweeters] JBLM+ 5-19-2013 - Bullock's Oriole and other stuff

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Mon May 20 11:08:41 PDT 2013


Tweeters - this is my fourth attempt at sending this (file size being read
as too big) - hope it works this time. /s/djd
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Tweeters,
Nine of us (me plus 8 WOS-ers) toured JBLM (Lewis) today and struck gold in
the form of three singing male (plus one female) BULLOCK'S ORIOLES at
American Lake - the first orioles recorded on a trip I've led to JBLM. We
had excellent views of these birds, which were found just to the left of the
fishing dock in the cottonwoods. The county listers on the trip had a good
day, with one of us getting 10 new Pierce County species, for her new total
of 157. Our species count for today: 72. (Note: when I got back home after
dropping off folks back near I-5, my wife said we had had a RING-NECKED
PHEASANT feeding along the blackberries out back - the first of these here
in 3 years.)

Many more flycatchers (WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS - but
still no Willow Flycatcher), and one more LAZULI BUNTING than yesterday's
two. In addition, WARBLING VIREOS were seen at OP-10 as well as at Chambers
Lake. The swallows weren't as concentrated as yesterday, but we did manage
to garner the now usual six species.
Starting from American Lake, we then went to Range Control, down the East
Gate Road to the C-5 fuselage, south to the Range Road, and then toured the
warbler trap along the east side of Training Area (TA) 4, west along Story
Road to OP-10 sign, and back to OP-8. After lunch there (with good views of
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD and the buntings), we went to the Muck Creek bridge,
Lewis Lake, Brandenburg Marsh, Chambers Lake, and ended at Avian Acres in
Roy.

I'll skip detailing except to list the species seen along the east side of
TA 4:
WILSON'S WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, EVENING GROSBEAK,
WESTERN TANAGER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CASSIN'S VIREO,
HOUSE WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE, SAVANNAH SPARROW, PURPLE
FINCH, and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
The three male LAZULI BUNTINGS were located on the slope below OP-8 (two)
and just to the east of OP-8 on the prairie side of the road (one). Outside
of JBLM, we picked up BREWER'S BLACKBIRD near the Roy post office, and RED
CROSSBILL, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, and BAND-TAILED PIGEON at Avian Acres.

For you listers on the trip, here's the tally:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Common Merganser
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Killdeer
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Marsh Wren
Western Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

May all your birds be identified,
Denis DeSilvis
Roy, WA
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