[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 3-16-2017

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Mar 16 21:09:00 PDT 2017


Pretty cold when we started (40degF), but the fine sun (what a treat after a bunch of soggy days) warmed the ground, the birds, and the birders, making it pleasant all around. We had our first swallows of the year: TREE and VIOLET-GREEN, and repeats (and repeats/repeats/repeats) of HUTTON'S VIREOS singing in about the same area as last month. We found a RED-TAILED HAWK on the nest at Hodge Lake. This nest was partially built two years ago, not used, and not used last year. The nest had definitely been refurbished: much larger. When first spotted, two hawks were at nest. We also saw two COMMON RAVENS on the road past Hodge Lake, and later, one was carrying a branch to what may turn out to be nest tree (first raven nest at Eagles Pride GC).

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:

• April 20

• May 18

• June 15

Anyone is welcome to join us!

Birds (40 species) listed today:

Cackling Goose 1

Canada Goose 9

Mallard 4

Ring-necked Duck 35 All but three birds were at the pond on the 9th hole.

Bufflehead 16 All but one was at Hodge Lake

Common Goldeneye 1 In with the Ring-billed Ducks at the 9th hole pond.

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Bald Eagle 3

Red-tailed Hawk 4

Glaucous-winged Gull 1

Mourning Dove 4

Anna's Hummingbird 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 4

Hutton's Vireo 3

Steller's Jay 13

California Scrub-Jay 1

American Crow 13

Common Raven 2

Tree Swallow 9

Violet-green Swallow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 8

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

Brown Creeper 4

Pacific Wren 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

American Robin 37

Varied Thrush 3

European Starling 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Both were singing

Dark-eyed Junco 39

White-crowned Sparrow 1

Golden-crowned Sparrow 10

Song Sparrow 13

Spotted Towhee 5

Red-winged Blackbird 2

Red Crossbill 5

Pine Siskin 16

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35226605

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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