[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 5-20-2021

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Thu May 20 21:14:18 PDT 2021


Definitely chilly when we started (43degF), but with the sun busting through as we traversed around the JBLM Eagles Pride GC, it warmed up to a very pleasant 58degF by the time the 12 of us finished. Highlights were several, with the major one being able to see faces (all had been fully vaccinated) after over a year masked-up due to Covid-19. What a treat! Here's the good stuff:

1. About 20 BARN SWALLOWS dive-bombing an American Crow at the driving range.

2. A crow dive-bombing what appeared to be a second-year RED-TAILED HAWK.

3. Two white-fuzzy young at the RED-TAILED HAWK'S nest near Hodge Lake.

4. HERMIT WARBLER (heard) singing in the cut-through from the 4th hole (Green course) to the Dupont housing area.

5. HOUSE WREN nesting in the light fixture at the maintenance area - the 5th year for this occurrence.

6. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH going into nest hole.

7. RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKERS on a shift-change at nest hole on road near Dupont housing.

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:

* June 17

* July 15

* August 19

Anyone is welcome to join us!

>From the eBird PNW report:

55 species

Canada Goose 4 On 18th fairway - assuming male/female adults with 2 juv young

Wood Duck 4 At 9th hole pond

Mallard 4

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Mourning Dove 3

Anna's Hummingbird 5

Rufous Hummingbird 2

Great Blue Heron 1 At 12th hole pond.

Bald Eagle 1

Red-tailed Hawk 5 One imm. at cut-through near 3rd hole (Green course); two adults and two downy young at nest near Hodge Lake (second consecutive year at nest developed several years ago).

Red-breasted Sapsucker 3 Includes two doing a "shift change" at a nest hole.

Downy Woodpecker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 6

Western Wood-Pewee 7

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 11

Steller's Jay 4

California Scrub-Jay 1

American Crow 6

Common Raven 1

Black-capped Chickadee 10

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 4

Tree Swallow 9

Violet-green Swallow 13

Barn Swallow 30

Bushtit 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 10 Includes one going into likely nest hole.

House Wren 3 One entering light fixture at maintenance area (5th year for a nesting HOWR at this site; one at nest site on 10th hole utility pole.

Pacific Wren 2

Bewick's Wren 1

European Starling 6

Swainson's Thrush 4

American Robin 43

Cedar Waxwing 3

Evening Grosbeak 2

Purple Finch 8

Red Crossbill 30

Pine Siskin 32

American Goldfinch 8

Chipping Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 25

White-crowned Sparrow 17

Song Sparrow 23

Spotted Towhee 12

Red-winged Blackbird 7

Brown-headed Cowbird 8

Orange-crowned Warbler 14

Common Yellowthroat 1

Yellow Warbler 4 Including two of which buzzed through our group of birders several times.

Black-throated Gray Warbler 1

Hermit Warbler 1 Heard at cut-through from 4th hole (Green course) to Dupont housing area. Several years in a row at this area.

Wilson's Warbler 5

Western Tanager 9

Black-headed Grosbeak 11

View this checklist online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS88638212&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cca7a36d98dbc4bc74e5008d91c0c813a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637571662296388488%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=idaH500MVDMtv9weANodSUYf5UGFhYrk%2BMoAfGL3vSM%3D&reserved=0

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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