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

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Sun Sep 28 12:15:49 PDT 2014


About 15 years ago, I photographed a family of Scrub Jays from my home (at
the time) in Madison Valley, Seattle. They have also occasionally been
sighted at Seattle University in the past couple of years.

Good birding,
Trileigh


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On 9/27/14, 3:25 PM, "Jill Freidberg" <JFreidberg at uwb.edu> wrote:


>

>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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