[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 2-19-2015

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Fri Feb 20 15:03:22 PST 2015


Fifteen of us toured our typical monthly birding route on the JBLM Eagles
Pride Golf course, staying mostly dry until we had about a mile to go, when
the occasional mist turned heavier, with a steady, hard rain toward the end.
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

. March 19

. April 16

. May 21

Anyone is welcome to join!

Eagles Pride GC, Pierce, US-WA

Feb 19, 2015 8:06 AM - 11:26 AM

Protocol: Traveling

3.5 mile(s)

Comments: Cloudy at start, turning to mist at about the half-way point,
and thence to steady rain at about 11:00; temp about 47degF with almost no
wind. Highlights include the following: 128 RED CROSSBILLS seen in several
small, and two large flocks; 75 PINE SISKINS, in some small flocks, and
which hung out with the crossbills when that latter species landed; 34
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, seen/heard in small flocks except at one point,
when we saw over 20 fly overhead from one Douglas-fir to another. The five
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were a count high. A low number of juncos was
noted. Misses include geese, Bewick's Wren, Fox Sparrow, and Red-tailed

30 species

American Wigeon 20

Mallard 6

Ring-necked Duck 9

Bufflehead 25 Most were seen at Hodge Lake

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 5

Bald Eagle 2 A pair, which were in courtship flight, locking talons at
least twice.

Anna's Hummingbird 3

Northern Flicker 11

Pileated Woodpecker 1 Heard only

Steller's Jay 2

American Crow 19

Black-capped Chickadee 15

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 40

Red-breasted Nuthatch 9

Brown Creeper 7 First we heard singing this year -- very vocal

Pacific Wren 25

Golden-crowned Kinglet 34

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3

American Robin 18

Varied Thrush 8

European Starling 30

Spotted Towhee 8

Song Sparrow 9

Golden-crowned Sparrow 10

Dark-eyed Junco 8

Red-winged Blackbird 2

Red Crossbill 128 These were in scattered small flocks, and in two
large flocks -- the latter of which were in view at the same time.

Pine Siskin 75

Evening Grosbeak 1

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May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

Roy, WA

avnacrs4birds at outlook dot com

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