[Tweeters] Re: Scrub Jays in Seattle
m.egger at comcast.net
Sat Mar 16 22:23:16 PDT 2013
Alison et al.,
That's so interesting! I live a few miles to the east, near 95th NE & Sand Point Way (Matthews Beach area), and I have NEVER seen or heard Scrubs since moving to this location in the mid 1980's. We have plenty of Steller's, but no Scrubs. But we still have a number of conifers of fair size, definitely more forested still than Ballard. It seems to be a reasonable hypothesis to think this is the variable that accounts for the distributions. Do you ever find Steller's in your neighborhood these days?
On Mar 16, 2013, at 12:02 PM, tweeters-request at mailman1.u.washington.edu wrote:
> From: "Allison Reak" <areak at earthlink.net>
> Date: March 15, 2013 1:43:48 PM PDT
> To: <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Scrub Jay (Ann Marie Wood) in Ballard neighborhood of Seattle
> 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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