[Tweeters] Eagles Pride Golf Course (JBLM) Nature Walk - 3-20-2014

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Fri Mar 21 20:16:37 PDT 2014


Tweeters,

Below is the eBird report for the monthly nature walk at Eagles Pride Golf
Course, Joint Base Lewis McChord. Although the nine of us were prepared for
wet weather, the day was sunny, though cold initially. FOY included
BAND-TAILED PIGEONS, HUTTON'S VIREOS, TURKEY VULTURE, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD,
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, and RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER. Also, FOY and first for
the site was a WESTERN SCRUB-JAY, heard calling from the housing development
right about opposite Hodges Lake.



Animals and invertebrates ID'd included coyote, black-tailed deer, Douglas's
squirrel, Pacific (tree) chorus frogs, and western thatching ants. Plants
pointed out during the walk include beaked hazelnut, Oregon grape (tall and
Cascade), black cottonwood, indian plum (osoberry), miner's lettuce, and
Himalayan blackberry.



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:

. April 17 (our 1 year JBLM Bird Walk anniversary!)

. Sunday April 27, 2014 Note: Our 1st weekend bird walk!

. May 15, 2014

. June 19, 2014



Eagles Pride GC, JBLM Pierce County

43 species



American Wigeon 1

Mallard 5

Ring-necked Duck 28

Bufflehead 27 Males were displaying - seen at Hodges Lake

Pied-billed Grebe 2 Hodges Lake

Double-crested Cormorant 4 One flyover; 3 at pond near par 3

Turkey Vulture 1 FOY - heading north

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1 Carrying nesting material near Hodges Lake

Glaucous-winged Gull 2

Band-tailed Pigeon 3 FOY

Anna's Hummingbird 3

Rufous Hummingbird 1 FOY

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 8

Hutton's Vireo 2 One singing - FOY

Steller's Jay 18

Western Scrub-Jay 1 New to count - heard only calling in Dupont housing
area

American Crow 12

Common Raven 1

Violet-green Swallow 4 FOY

swallow sp. 15 Most likely VGSW, but TRSW also likely - too far away to
distinguish

Black-capped Chickadee 20

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 14

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

Brown Creeper 6 Paired up and singing

Pacific Wren 12

Bewick's Wren 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7

American Robin 39 Even this number is likely an undercount - many seen
and heard throughout walk

Varied Thrush 3

European Starling 8

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Spotted Towhee 5

Fox Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 3

White-crowned Sparrow 1

Golden-crowned Sparrow 5

Dark-eyed Junco 30

Red-winged Blackbird 5

House Finch 4

Purple Finch 6 Poss FOY - singing



View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17543964

May all your birds be identified,



Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

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