[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 6-15-2017

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jun 15 17:32:30 PDT 2017


Although we birded in the rain, the six of us managed to see the typical species we have at the Eagles Pride Golf Course for this time of year. (I had to cut out after close to 2 hours, leaving the tallying duties to Jon Anderson and the rest of the group -- thanks Jon for submitting the eBird summary for the remainder of the trip, which I've incorporated into this total summary.) Highlights included 6 warbler species and a new species for the count: EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE. We've been expecting the latter to show up sometime (they're in the Dupont area, as well as on the Ft. Lewis part of JBLM), but this is the first time we've sighted it on the golf course. The HOUSE WREN is still nesting in the light fixture near the maintenance offices, and we could hear chirping from the young. (We also stumbled (literally) across a Dark-eyed Junco nest with four eggs in it at the cut-through between the 4th hole and the Dupont housing area/16th tee box.) Despite the weather, it was a good day birding!

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 following:

• July 20

• August 17

• September 21

Anyone is welcome to join us!

48 species (+8 other taxa)

Mallard (Northern) 13 Hen with 12 ducklings of at least 2 different ages at Hodge Lake

Hooded Merganser 1 Could have been two, but the flyover may have been the same bird at two different times.

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Rock/Band-tailed Pigeon 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 - new species for this count area

Mourning Dove 3

Rufous Hummingbird 5 Male & a female/immature during second stage of walk

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Downy Woodpecker 1 Alongside 17th tee box.

Northern Flicker 3

woodpecker sp. 1

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Western Wood-Pewee 6

Willow Flycatcher 5

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 3

Empidonax sp. 1

Steller's Jay (Coastal) 1 Saw one; might have heard a second?

California Scrub-Jay 1 On Dupont side of Hodge Lake -- missed this last month.

American/Northwestern Crow 5

Tree Swallow 2

Violet-green Swallow 4

Barn Swallow 7

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10

Bushtit 10

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

Brown Creeper 4

House Wren 1 Saw one adult - young are at nest inside a light fixture at the maintenance office area.

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Swainson's Thrush 10

Swainson's Thrush (Russet-backed) 2

American Robin 47

European Starling 10

Cedar Waxwing 8

Orange-crowned Warbler 4

Orange-crowned Warbler (lutescens) 1

MacGillivray's Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 Alongside 17th tee box

Black-throated Gray Warbler 6

Wilson's Warbler 4

warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2

Chipping Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 12

White-crowned Sparrow (pugetensis) 12

Song Sparrow 22

Spotted Towhee 13

Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 1

Western Tanager 5

Black-headed Grosbeak 3

Red-winged Blackbird 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 18

Purple Finch 2

Red Crossbill 2

Pine Siskin 1

American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37612513

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

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