Date: 3/16/17 9:21 pm
From: Larry Schwitters <leschwitters...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course monthly bird walk - 3-16-2017

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 9:09 PM, Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...> wrote:
>
> Tweeters,
> 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
> Mallard 4
> 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.
> Pied-billed Grebe 1 Hodge Lake
> Bald Eagle 3
> Red-tailed Hawk 4
> Glaucous-winged Gull 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Anna's Hummingbird 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 4
> Hutton's Vireo 3
> Steller's Jay 13
> California Scrub-Jay 1
> American Crow 13
> Common Raven 2
> Tree Swallow 9
> Violet-green Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 8
> Chestnut-backed Chickadee 8
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Brown Creeper 4
> Pacific Wren 3
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> American Robin 37
> Varied Thrush 3
> European Starling 7
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Both were singing
> Dark-eyed Junco 39
> White-crowned Sparrow 1
> Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
> Song Sparrow 13
> Spotted Towhee 5
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Red Crossbill 5
> Pine Siskin 16
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35226605 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35226605>
>
> May all your birds be identified,
> Denis DeSilvis
> avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com
>
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