[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 9 -19-2019

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Sep 19 16:18:11 PDT 2019


Tweeters,

Foggy and cool (45degF) at the start, but it cleared and warmed up (65degF) toward the end, with no wind or rain for the dozen of us that walked the edges of JBLM's Eagles Pride Golf Course today finding 35 species (not including the three black-tailed deer and multiple Douglas squirrels). Ducks showed up (WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, RING-NECKED DUCK, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL), along with an astounding number of STELLER'S JAYS (26). Other noteworthies include two immature RED-TAILED HAWKS sitting side-by-side; five COMMON RAVENS; and season-first RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, and LINCOLN and GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS.



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 17

* November 21

* December 19

Anyone is welcome to join us!




>From the eBirdPNW report:


34 species (+1 other taxa)



Wood Duck 1 Hodge Lake

Mallard 10

Green-winged Teal 1 Hodge Lake

Ring-necked Duck 1

Anna's Hummingbird 3

Great Blue Heron 1 Hodge Lake

Red-tailed Hawk 2 At the cut-over between hole 13 and 14. Could be the two that fledged from the nest at Hodge Lake.

Red-breasted Sapsucker 2

Downy Woodpecker 5

Hairy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 12

Steller's Jay 26 This is the first time we've seen so many that were scattered in a variety of locations around the golf course.

California Scrub-Jay 2

American/Northwestern Crow 4

Common Raven 5

Black-capped Chickadee 27

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 9

Bushtit 12 Hodge Lake

Golden-crowned Kinglet 9

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 First of season

Red-breasted Nuthatch 8

Brown Creeper 2

Bewick's Wren 2

European Starling 2

American Robin 74 Most of which were on the 4th hole fairway -- Green course

House Finch 9 In the typical area near the driving range.

Dark-eyed Junco 63

White-crowned Sparrow 5

Golden-crowned Sparrow 8 First of season

Song Sparrow 23

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 First of season

Spotted Towhee 11

Red-winged Blackbird 20 Dupont housing area

Orange-crowned Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59937201

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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