[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 1-21-2021

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jan 21 21:04:33 PST 2021


Cloudy with light drizzle, calm, 42-48º F. The 13 of us broke into groups and managed to straggle (masked up and socially distanced) around our usual route at the JBLM Eagles Pride GC. Notable sightings included the following:

o A pair (likely) of RED-TAILED HAWKS were on a Garry Oak alongside the 18th fairway.

o A vocalizing MERLIN flew overhead just as we started out, and was probably the same bird seen later on the walk.

The rest of the species seen were the usual suspects, as listed below.

Mammals seen included 7 Columbian Black-tailed Deer and 3 Douglas' Squirrels.

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 (2021):

* February 18

* March 18

* April 15

Anyone is welcome to join us! (Currently, wear a mask and maintain social distancing. In addition, we're limited to 5 birders in each grouping. We'll divide the overall party size accordingly.)

>From the eBirdPNW report:

32 species (+1 other taxa)

Cackling Goose (minima) 70

Canada Goose 2 Vocalization heard at two places.

American Wigeon 7

Ring-necked Duck 13

Bufflehead 15

Common Goldeneye 1

Anna's Hummingbird 5

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis) 2

Northern Flicker 4

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 2

Merlin 1

Steller's Jay 14

California Scrub-Jay 2

American Crow 6

Black-capped Chickadee 21

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 22

Bushtit (Pacific) 7

Golden-crowned Kinglet 9

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5

Red-breasted Nuthatch 13

Brown Creeper 1

Pacific Wren 8

European Starling 1

Varied Thrush 14

American Robin 7

Red Crossbill 2 Vocalized and saw at least two birds

Fox Sparrow (Sooty) 1

Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 14

Golden-crowned Sparrow 3

Song Sparrow 9

Spotted Towhee (oregonus Group) 2

Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S79672353

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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