[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 12-18-2014

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Dec 18 14:56:32 PST 2014


The nine of us on the JBLM Eagles Pride bird walk kept mostly dry until the
last half of the walk. Highlights and details as noted in the eBird/NW
report below.

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

. January 15

. February 19

. March 19

Anyone is welcome to join!

Eagles Pride GC, Pierce, US-WA

Dec 18, 2014 8:04 AM - 11:24 AM

Protocol: Traveling

3.7 mile(s)

Comments: Cloudy and damp at start - 42degF - with almost no wind;
occasional raindrops turned to steady, light rain about half-way through
walk. Highlights included first-of-season AMERICAN WIGEON (94) plus one
likely being a Eurasian X American hybrid; an "intergrade" NORTHERN FLICKER
among five flickers feeding together; and 40 RED CROSSBILLS in various
locations along the route. Misses include Golden-crowned Sparrow and House

28 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 45

American Wigeon 94

Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid) 1 At Hodge Lake - yellow-gold
forehead with otherwise reddish/dark feathers on head, but with typical
American Wigeon patterning. Bird stood out among all the other wigeon.

Mallard 12

Ring-necked Duck 39 At Hodge Lake

Bufflehead 10 At Hodge Lake

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Western/Glaucous-winged Gull 1 Glaucous-winged Gull "type"

Anna's Hummingbird 1

Downy Woodpecker 1 Heard only

Northern Flicker 9 Includes one Yellow-shafted/Red-shafted hybrid

Steller's Jay 3

American Crow 124

Black-capped Chickadee 8

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12

Red-breasted Nuthatch 11

Brown Creeper 1

Pacific Wren 4

Bewick's Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 21

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

American Robin 18

Varied Thrush 5

European Starling 53

Spotted Towhee 3

Fox Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco 21

Red Crossbill 40

Pine Siskin 1

View this checklist online at

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

avnacrs4birds at outlook dot com

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