[Tweeters] Re: Scrub Jay (Ann Marie Wood) in Ballard neighborhood of Seattle

Allison Reak areak at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 15 13:43:48 PDT 2013

I see and hear scrubs regularly throughout most of the year near 9th and
59th, which may be the same birds Jen Kunitsugo reported at 8th Ave NW and
NW 50th St.

I live on 10th Ave NW near NW 65th St. and have had scrub jays coming for
peanut handouts almost daily since last fall. There were three birds from
summer through fall. They all disappeared at the same time in November.
One bird re-appeared for a few days in early December. They seem to go
somewhere out of the neighborhood during the middle of winter, but return in
early spring.

Two scrubs re-appeared in early February and have come for peanuts almost
daily (in fact, they're here right now). I assume they're the pair from 8th
& 50th.

I believe someone reported last year that there are about 6 nesting pairs in
the Ballard neighborhood every year and one pair in Volunteer Park on
Capitol Hill.

Does anyone know the feeding range of an urban scrub jay?

Allison Reak

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