[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course
(GC) monthly bird walk - 7-15-2021
avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu Jul 15 20:26:25 PDT 2021
It's mid-July and the temp started at 54degF when the 15 of us started on our monthly JBLM Eagles Pride GC birdwalk and didn't warm up past 62degF when we finished 4 hours later - go figure! Nonetheless, despite lower expectations for this time of year, we did have a delightful outing getting to know one another (several new folks on our trip) and having some good sightings, notable of which were the following:
1. Two different PIED-BILLED GREBE adults and young: one adult feeding two older, but still striped young; and a pair with three very small young.
2. Several good views of WESTERN TANAGERS.
3. A MALLARD with nine very small ducklings, likely hatched (given the size and coloration) this week.
4. WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE feeding young at a nest.
5. Lots of BUSHTITS in four (likely) family groups.
6. A female WOOD DUCK
7. One ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW at Hodge Lake and a CLIFF SWALLOW nearby resting on the fairway (!).
We only found two warbler species today, and NO European Starlings.
Mammals today include a Townsend's chipmunk, a couple of Douglas squirrels, and five black-tailed deer.
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:
* August 19
* September 16
* October 21
Anyone is welcome to join us!
>From the eBird PNW report:
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 11 One female at the maintenance pond and one female with young at the 12th hole pond
Pied-billed Grebe 8 At usual breeding spot: Hodge Lake; one a likely pair with three young and another adult feeding two older juveniles.
Band-tailed Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 3
Anna's Hummingbird 2
Rufous Hummingbird 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Northern Flicker 8
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 20 Including a nestling being fed by at least one adult.
Willow Flycatcher 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 6
Hutton's Vireo 1
Steller's Jay 5
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 40 Unknown number of young in three ongoing nests in boxes at Hodge Lake
Violet-green Swallow 22
Barn Swallow 32
Cliff Swallow 1 Sighted on ground in 14th fairway and then on the wing over Hodge Lake
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 2
House Wren 4
Swainson's Thrush 30 Seemingly everywhere around the golf course
American Robin 40
Cedar Waxwing 8
House Finch 9
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 7
Dark-eyed Junco 20 Includes a female feeding a fledged young
White-crowned Sparrow 20
Song Sparrow 12
Spotted Towhee 10
Red-winged Blackbird 1 Only one seen today - at the maintenance pond
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Western Tanager 13
Black-headed Grosbeak 3
View this checklist online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS91814499&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cf4349b33227740a9889108d94807a6de%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637620019968097990%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Vx1Y%2FpfQ60ZOawo2VDG6dkMCNLMXzFoDjbiA6Fxb%2FRw%3D&reserved=0
May all your birds be identified,
Avnacres 4 birds at outlook.com
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