[Tweeters] JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course Monthly Bird (Nature) walk - 4-17-2014 - many FOY including Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Apr 17 19:23:12 PDT 2014


Seven of us participated in a very soggy first anniversary of the Joint Base
Lewis McChord Eagles Pride Golf Course bird walk, and had several FOY birds,
most notably a singing PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, which all of us managed to
FOY for the former and the latter of which we only had one last month. BARN
and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS were tallied, but no Tree or Violet-green
- odd for this area. Many singing PURPLE FINCHES - even more than last year;
and the FOY EVENING GROSBEAKS were heard calling, with five seen in the

We 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:

. Sunday April 27, 2014 Note: Our 1st weekend bird walk! Meet at the
Driving Range Tee at Eagles Pride Golf Course (as above) not later than 8am.

>From there we will car pool (drivers have to have military privileges) to

NORTH FORT LEWIS for a walk along the west side of AMERICAN LAKE. (We
currently have 3 drivers, and are looking for others.)

. May 15, 2014

. June 19, 2014

. July 17, 2014

>From the eBird posting:

Eagles Pride GC, Pierce, US-WA

Apr 17, 2014 8:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.5 mile(s)

Comments: Steady rain; heavier toward end of walk; temp 50degF - First
anniversary of this monthly bird walk - also seen: Townsend's chipmunk;
black-tailed deer (4); coyote

39 species

Wood Duck 2 Pair, on bank next to pond on 9th hole (poss FOY)

Mallard 21

Ring-necked Duck 8

Bufflehead 26 21 seen at Hodges Lake

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodges Lake

Bald Eagle 1 Only raptor of the day

Anna's Hummingbird 6 Continues to be seen every month on this walk

Rufous Hummingbird 4 FOY

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1 FOY

Downy Woodpecker 4 One was definitely a pair - on Dupont side of fence
opposite Hodges Lake

Northern Flicker 6

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1 FOY - Bird sang twice, then was seen by all
in party in the "cut" along powerline corridor - def. early

Steller's Jay 3

American Crow 8

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 FOY - feeding over Hodges Lake

Barn Swallow 6 FOY - under the roof of the driving range (usual
breeding place)

Black-capped Chickadee 5

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 16

Bushtit 2 Found in only spot we've ever seen them - In shrubs well back
of 16th tee-box

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

Brown Creeper 3 Saw two, heard a third

Pacific Wren 7

Bewick's Wren 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 4

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7

American Robin 20

European Starling 10

Orange-crowned Warbler 25 FOY - Likely under-counted - had singing
birds at nearly every stop on route

Common Yellowthroat 2 FOY - both in the marshes at Hodges Lake

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3 Two males; one female

Spotted Towhee 5

Song Sparrow 11

White-crowned Sparrow 25 Not FOY, but only had one last month

Dark-eyed Junco 15 Nest-building in right rough at end of big
Douglas-firs on 3rd hole

Red-winged Blackbird 6

Brown-headed Cowbird 4 FOY

Purple Finch 18 Most noted singing - scattered all over route at the
tops of Douglas-firs.

Red Crossbill 1 Calling - could have had others, but not certain that
it wasn't the same bird

Evening Grosbeak 5 FOY - Heard several times - could have been more but
didn't overcount

View this checklist online at

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

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