[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 11-16-2017

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Nov 16 16:28:36 PST 2017


Based on the weather forecast, just three of us making the trek around the JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course wasn't surprising, especially since the previous day's Billy Frank Nisqually NWR weekly walk a mile down the road had few folks attending, too. Nonetheless, the low 40's temp and showers (until the last mile or so of steady rain) weren't all that bad. (And the get-together at the Nisqually Bar & Grill for Thursday tacos and beer afterwards helped, too!)

Not a lot of highlights, but the reappearance (?) of a male AMERICAN KESTREL was noteworthy. For this, the third Fall/Winter season, a Kestrel has shown up at the rear fence line of the driving range. Quite possibly, this is the same bird; and the only Kestrel we've noted on the walk. A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was a nice addition for the season, also.

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:

• December 21

• January 18

• February 15

Anyone is welcome to join us!

24 species today

Canada Goose 13

Mallard 2 At pond next to the 9th green

Ring-necked Duck 7 Hodge Lake

Bufflehead 4 Hodge Lake

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Great Blue Heron 1 12th green pond, just like last month

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Northern Flicker 4

American Kestrel 1

Steller's Jay 4

American/Northwestern Crow 6

Common Raven 1

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

Pacific Wren 5

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3

American Robin 3

Varied Thrush 2

Fox Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 52 Two separate flocks of about 25 each in two separate areas, plus two other birds

Golden-crowned Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 12

Spotted Towhee 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40544850

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis

avnacrs4birds at outlook.com

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