[Tweeters] California Scrub-Jay Occurrence in Marysville
pamelapiwo6813 at aol.com
Sun Oct 1 16:47:22 PDT 2017
I have to amend my last message. At the present moment, I have 3 California Scrub Jays in my Marysville yard.
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa at gmail.com>
To: Tweeters <Tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 4:37 pm
Subject: [Tweeters] California Scrub-Jay Occurrence in Marysville
California Scrub-Jays have been present in Marysville for at least 12 years that I know of. I used to assist with the Marysville area of the North County (Snohomish) CBC. There was a house on the south side of Jennings Park with feeders. The owners said they regularly had scrub-jays. After they sold their house, the feeders were taken down and we were not able to find the scrub-jays in that particular neighborhood in subsequent years. It has been quite a few years since I have participated in that CBC area, but I’m not surprised to hear that the scrub-jays are still being seen around Jennings Park neighborhoods. If I recall correctly, we never counted more than two.
I just saw 2 in my Marysville yard ten minutes ago.
From: Josh Adams <xjoshx at gmail.com>
To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 10:00 pm
Subject: [Tweeters] California Scrub-Jay Occurrence
California Scrub-Jays (previously Western Scrub-Jay) seem to be
continuing their slow march northward. They seem to wander a bit in
the August-December time period after breeding and I'm not surprised
to see a flurry of reports from new locations. They are now locally
common at least to Marysville, with reports as far north as Vancouver
BC. They seem to older neighborhoods in cities and small towns,
especially in locations which have planted oak trees which provide
acorns in the fall. Perhaps there are fewer Steller's Jays in these
locations to compete with. It will be interesting to see how they
expand in the years to come.
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