Date: 3/18/21 8:02 pm
From: Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Eagles Pride Golf Course (GC) monthly bird walk - 3-18-2021
Tweeters,

Another chilly day (35-48degF) with occasional light sprinkles dampening outer clothing, but not spirits, for the nine of us making the circuit of the JBLM Eagles Pride GC today. Numbers of some species (RED CROSSBILLS (20) and especially PINE SISKINS (over 300) made more of an impression than almost anything else. We managed to spot a MERLIN again (last - 1-21-21), and also a COOPER'S HAWK (COHA). We also found piles of feathers here and there, including those from a Downy Woodpecker and a Dark-eyed Junco, with several from unidentified species. It looks as if the COHA has been busy.



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 15

* May 20

* June 17

Anyone is welcome to join us! (Currently, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.)



From the eBirdPNW report:



37 species



Cackling Goose 85

Canada Goose 5

Mallard 7

Ring-necked Duck 2 At the 9th hole pond

Bufflehead 8

Pied-billed Grebe 1 At Hodge Lake

Anna's Hummingbird 4

Cooper's Hawk 1

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Merlin 1

Steller's Jay 10

California Scrub-Jay 1

American Crow 32

Common Raven 2

Black-capped Chickadee 22

Chestnut-backed Chickadee 28

Bushtit 12

Golden-crowned Kinglet 12

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10

Red-breasted Nuthatch 18

Brown Creeper 3

Pacific Wren 8

Bewick's Wren 1

European Starling 5

Varied Thrush 15

American Robin 33

House Finch 2

Red Crossbill 20

Pine Siskin 323 Several large flocks, plus some smaller ones

American Goldfinch 1

Fox Sparrow 2

Dark-eyed Junco 42

Golden-crowned Sparrow 6

Song Sparrow 31

Spotted Towhee 9

Red-winged Blackbird 5



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83648900

May all your birds be identified,

Denis DeSilvis
avnacrs 4 birds at outlook dot com


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