[Tweeters] W. Scrub Jay sighting @ Magnuson Pk. on 9/13/14

Jill Freidberg JFreidberg at uwb.edu
Sat Sep 27 15:25:59 PDT 2014



We saw them regularly when we lived in Columbia City. That was as recently as two years ago. We'd see them at least once a week. Maybe they nest in Seward Park? The Audubon Center there should know.

Jill

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Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:18 PM
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Subject: [Tweeters] W. Scrub Jay sighting @ Magnuson Pk. on 9/13/14

Since Scrub Jays seem to be of the moment now, I'll throw in my sighting from Sat. Sept. 13 at around noon. The jay vocalized its way to some trees in the middle of one of the older wetland ponds at Magnuson Park - it hung around long enough for me to get a photo, though it's somewhat lacking in quality (if you wish to see the pic, I will send it to you in an email). I had first noticed the jaylike calls and knew they were not from our usual 'blue jay', the Stellar's Jay. It was pretty exciting to see the Scrub Jay around here. There seem to have been more Western Scrub Jay sightings in the past few years than in previous late summers/early falls... Are they migrating through to the south? The only place I've seen them regularly is in and around Portland, OR. Have they ever nested at the Fill ? Or in Discovery Park? Or anywhere else in the Puget Sound area that anyone knows of?

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach - NE Seattle
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