[Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 6-16-2022

Denis DeSilvis avnacrs4birds at outlook.com
Fri Jun 17 12:57:45 PDT 2022


June continues to be damp and at least 10 degrees under the historical temperature at our monthly birding site, the JBLM Eagles Pride GC. On Thursday, June 16, rain held off until just before noon when the 13 of us reached our cars at the end of our trek: then the rain started bucketing down - talk about good timing to finish up what was a delightful, but yet again chilly Spring day (46degF-58degF).

Of particular note were the barely visible two downy RED-TAILED HAWKS in the nest at Hodge Lake - a late nesting for this species here. A SORA was found at the maintenance pond near the driving range building - a first for this count.

Numbers of certain species were the other most outstanding feature for today:

SWAINSON'S THRUSH - 30 - singing almost everywhere we went WILLOW FLYCATCHER - 22 WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE - 24

Mammals include two black-tailed deer, and a few Douglas squirrels and at least one Townsend's chipmunk.

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:

* July 21

* August 18

* September 15

Anyone is welcome to join us!

>From the eBird PNW report:

52 species

Wood Duck 6 At the 9th-hole pond

Mallard 1

Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake

Band-tailed Pigeon 6

Vaux's Swift 1

Rufous Hummingbird 6

Sora 1 At the maintenance pond. A first for this birdwalk.

Great Blue Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 3 At historical Hodge Lake nest site - very late nesting. Downy young in nest; adult seen later soaring overhead.

Red-breasted Sapsucker 1

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 4

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1

Western Wood-Pewee 24

Willow Flycatcher 22

Pacific-slope Flycatcher 14

Warbling Vireo 2

Steller's Jay 11

California Scrub-Jay 2

American Crow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 10

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 12

Tree Swallow 31

Violet-green Swallow 8

Barn Swallow 25

Bushtit 4

Red-breasted Nuthatch 8

Brown Creeper 1

House Wren 7

Pacific Wren 1

Bewick's Wren 3

European Starling 13

Swainson's Thrush 30

American Robin 80

Cedar Waxwing 5

Purple Finch 14

Pine Siskin 8

American Goldfinch 11

Chipping Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 27

White-crowned Sparrow 15

Song Sparrow 21

Spotted Towhee 15

Red-winged Blackbird 10

Brown-headed Cowbird 18

Orange-crowned Warbler 9

Common Yellowthroat 2 Hodge Lake

Yellow Warbler 10

Townsend's Warbler 1

Wilson's Warbler 4

Western Tanager 13

Black-headed Grosbeak 11

View this checklist online at https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Fchecklist%2FS113133690&data=05%7C01%7C%7Cd1e3bdd602ac43ab7b8008da5097eb3e%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637910910670326214%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=SR70UcXSGl3T7pXBRSd1II1hJfywMAx%2BUjHSu2ccCh0%3D&reserved=0

May all your birds be identified,
Denis DeSilvis
Avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com

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