[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 9-20-2018

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Sep 20 19:53:33 PDT 2018


Fourteen of us were treated to great last-of-summer Thursday weather (50degF at start; 66degF at end with virtually no wind) and we basically meandered around the route, with long stops at several areas. Highlights included first-of-season FOX and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS; HAIRY WOODPECKER and RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER (immature and adult of the latter side-by-side for comparison) at the edge of the Dupont housing area; a lone OSPREY overhead near the same spot; RED CROSSBILLS; late swallows (VIOLET-GREEN and too-far-up-to-be-identified-as-to-species); two bright male WOOD DUCKS at Hodge Lake; and a vocalizing HUTTON'S VIREO. All in all a fine day wandering around the Eagles Pride Golf Course.

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:

• October 18

• November 15

• December 20

Anyone is welcome to join us!

36 species (+2 other taxa)

Wood Duck 2 At Hodge Lake

Hooded Merganser 1 At the maintenance area pond - third month for this bird here.

Pied-billed Grebe 3 At Hodge Lake.

Band-tailed Pigeon 3

Mourning Dove 2

Anna's Hummingbird 1

Osprey 1 Low-level flyover near Dupont housing area.

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 3 Two of these flew nearly simultaneously to a Douglas-fir with the third bird joining them within 15 seconds.

Northern Flicker 6

Hutton's Vireo 1 Vocalizing at the back part of Hodge Lake.

Steller's Jay 4

California Scrub-Jay 1 Back side of Hodge Lake - typical area found this year.

American/Northwestern Crow 2

Common Raven 3

Violet-green Swallow 2

swallow sp. 2 Too high up for positive identification.

Black-capped Chickadee 22

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 29

Red-breasted Nuthatch 24

Brown Creeper 6

Pacific Wren 3

Bewick's Wren 2

Golden-crowned Kinglet 11

American Robin 6

European Starling 10

House Finch 12

Red Crossbill 4

Pine Siskin 16

Fox Sparrow 1 First of season - at blackberry patch near maintenance area pond.

Dark-eyed Junco 27

White-crowned Sparrow 8 Most were birds-of-the-year.

Golden-crowned Sparrow 5 First of season

Song Sparrow 26

Spotted Towhee 8

Red-winged Blackbird 60 Large flock flew over near Dupont housing area.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48641106

May all your birds be identified,
Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
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