[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 7-15-2021

Denis DeSilvis 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:

44 species

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

Bushtit 55

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,

Denis DeSilvis

Avnacres 4 birds at outlook.com

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