[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course Monthly Bird Walk 7-17-2014

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jul 17 22:08:07 PDT 2014


Sixteen of us started out on a rather cool (54 deg) morning, which
eventually warmed up to a balmy 68-70 deg noontime temp - much different
than the several scorching (for us) days previously, seeing 45 species for
the day. Included was a first accipiter - COOPER'S HAWK - as well as three
GREAT HORNED OWLS, one of which stayed very close to the path we were on,
and which yielded great views - the first owls we've seen since Spring last
year. Highlights also included a male WESTERN TANAGER feeding a fuzzy
fledgling, and four very young PIED-BILLED GREBES with one adult in close
attendance (likely mom - who also ferried one or two of the young on
occasion) and the other nearby. Lots of CEDAR WAXWINGS at Hodge Lake, and
quite a few chickadees and DARK-EYED JUNCOS at various sites along the
route. The eBird report is at the bottom of this note.

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

. August 21, 2014

. September 18, 2014

. October 16, 2014

Anyone is welcome to join us!

Eagles Pride GC, Pierce, US-WA

Jul 17, 2014 8:06 AM - 12:26 PM

Protocol: Traveling

2.8 mile(s)

Comments: Started overcast, 54degF; finished about 68degF mostly sunny.
Light breeze. Walked usual route. Misses include Red-winged Blackbird,
Anna's Hummingbird.

45 species

Mallard 1 Hodge Lake - only duck seen today

Pied-billed Grebe 6 One adult with 4 young; one other adult nearby;
Hodge Lake

Cooper's Hawk 1 First accipiter recorded on walk since inception

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Band-tailed Pigeon 1

Mourning Dove 2

Great Horned Owl 3 All three appeared to be in adult plumage; found
along road back to 14th tee

Rufous Hummingbird 5

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 4

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Western Wood-Pewee 8

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6

Steller's Jay 3

American Crow 1

Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1

Tree Swallow 5

Barn Swallow 65 Most found near driving range building

Black-capped Chickadee 20

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 30

Bushtit 6

Red-breasted Nuthatch 15

Brown Creeper 1

House Wren 1

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Swainson's Thrush 6

American Robin 10

European Starling 3

Cedar Waxwing 40 Most seen at Hodge Lake

Orange-crowned Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 2 Hodge Lake

Yellow Warbler 1 Hodge Lake

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 At man-made stream at home next to GC boundary
- Dupont

Spotted Towhee 6

Chipping Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 8

White-crowned Sparrow 7

Dark-eyed Junco 50

Western Tanager 8 Includes a male feeding a recently fledged and fuzzy

Black-headed Grosbeak 2

Brown-headed Cowbird 4

Purple Finch 2

Red Crossbill 7 Includes one juv/imm

American Goldfinch 16

Evening Grosbeak 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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