Date: 3/16/17 9:13 pm From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 3-16-2017
Pretty cold when we started (40degF), but the fine sun (what a treat after a bunch of soggy days) warmed the ground, the birds, and the birders, making it pleasant all around. We had our first swallows of the year: TREE and VIOLET-GREEN, and repeats (and repeats/repeats/repeats) of HUTTON'S VIREOS singing in about the same area as last month. We found a RED-TAILED HAWK on the nest at Hodge Lake. This nest was partially built two years ago, not used, and not used last year. The nest had definitely been refurbished: much larger. When first spotted, two hawks were at nest. We also saw two COMMON RAVENS on the road past Hodge Lake, and later, one was carrying a branch to what may turn out to be nest tree (first raven nest at Eagles Pride GC).
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:
• April 20
• May 18
• June 15
Anyone is welcome to join us!
Birds (40 species) listed today:
Cackling Goose 1
Canada Goose 9
Ring-necked Duck 35 All but three birds were at the pond on the 9th hole.
Bufflehead 16 All but one was at Hodge Lake
Common Goldeneye 1 In with the Ring-billed Ducks at the 9th hole pond.