[Tweeters] FW: JBLM (Lewis) + Roy - 5-19-2013 - Bullock's Oriole, and a bunch of other stuff

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Mon May 20 10:37:14 PDT 2013


Tweeters,

For some reason, my post from yesterday clocked in at too big (21kb vs the
20kb limit). Don't know why. Here it is again.



Denis



From: Denis DeSilvis [mailto:avnacrs4birds at outlook.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 9:35 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu (tweeters at u.washington.edu)
Subject: JBLM (Lewis) + Roy - 5-19-2013 - Bullock's Oriole, and a bunch of
other stuff



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.



American Lake: BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, AMERICAN ROBIN, STELLER'S JAY,
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, EVENING GROSBEAK, MALLARD, EUROPEAN STARLING, WOOD
DUCK, BALD EAGLE, BULLOCK'S ORIOLE, PINE SISKIN, DARK-EYED JUNCO, COMMON
MERGANSER, DOWNY WOODPECKER, and GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL.



I'll skip detailing the rest except to list the species, other than
duplicates of the above, seen along the tree-line on 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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