[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 8-18-2016

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Aug 18 19:25:52 PDT 2016


A fine day (61degF at start; 78degF at end; clear skies and mild breeze at
times) for birding for 14 of us, despite this being the doldrums. Notable
sightings include the first OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER and PURPLE MARTIN of the
year. Other finds include an overflight of a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK (pursued by
Barn Swallows), and two CASSIN'S VIREOS.

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

. September 15

. October 20

. November 17

Anyone is welcome to join us!

The 35 species include the following:

Mallard 4

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Flyover near 17th tee; well observed by all
participants; escorted by Barn Swallows

Red-tailed Hawk 2 Immature near driving range; adult near 12th green

Band-tailed Pigeon 5

Mourning Dove 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 4

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Near Hodge Lake; first sighting this year

Western Wood-Pewee 4

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 2

Cassin's Vireo 2 Found alongside 14th green, and same location as two
we found in the Spring

Steller's Jay 2

American/Northwestern Crow 1

Purple Martin 1 Calling - near green course 4th fairway; first sighting
this year

Barn Swallow 45

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 27

Red-breasted Nuthatch 11

Brown Creeper 1

Bewick's Wren 2

American Robin 6

European Starling 1

Cedar Waxwing 5

MacGillivray's Warbler 1 Found at "cut-through" area near 17th tee

Common Yellowthroat 3 Hodge Lake and 12th hole

Dark-eyed Junco 5

White-crowned Sparrow 8

Song Sparrow 6

Spotted Towhee 3

Western Tanager 1

House Finch 2

Purple Finch 1

Pine Siskin 23

American Goldfinch 13

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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