[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 1-17-2019

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jan 17 19:32:25 PST 2019


Cloudy, with virtually no wind and fairly warm (46degF at start; 52degF end), with occasional raindrops at the monthly birdwalk at JBLM's Eagles Pride Golf Course. The 12 of us had an easy walk, but with long stretches with no birds either seen or heard. Nonetheless, the 27 species today beat out last month's 21 species. Highlights included three duck species (RING-NECKED, MALLARD, and BUFFLEHEAD), 57 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, and in the last 100 yards of the walk, a really nice mixed-species flock with BLACK-CAPPED and CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES, BROWN CREEPER, DOWNY WOODPECKER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and a bunch of DARK-EYED JUNCOS thrown in nearby. The three VARIED THRUSHES were all in the cut-through between hole 15 and 16, as was on only AMERICAN ROBIN of the day. Unlike last month's record-high number of crows (421), we spotted the more usual 6 today.

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:
* February 21
* March 21
* April 18 (Celebrate our 6th year!)
Anyone is welcome to join us!

>From the eBird NW report:

26 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 5

Ring-necked Duck 8 Four at the maintenance pond (including the lone drake), and four at Hodge Lake.

Bufflehead 8 Hodge Lake

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake.

Anna's Hummingbird 1

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 6

Hutton's Vireo 1

Steller's Jay 4

American/Northwestern Crow 6

Black-capped Chickadee 34

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12

Red-breasted Nuthatch 12

Brown Creeper 4

Pacific Wren 3

Bewick's Wren 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 57

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

Varied Thrush 3

American Robin 1

House Finch 5

Fox Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco 64

Golden-crowned Sparrow 2

Song Sparrow 15

Red-winged Blackbird 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51779926

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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