[Tweeters] BLUE JAY in Port Townsend

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 12:50:20 PST 2021

I have heard this bird a few times over the last two months but could not
confirm it until today. This morning a friend of Alex Patia’s reported it
at his feeder on Cherry and J. I have heard it in that area and as far
south as the hill below the high school (along Willow or Fir). This
morning, after 90 minutes of walking those blocks, I located it on Cherry
south of E; it flew up the hill toward Willow and D.

Photos and audio here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S97894194

You'll note it has an acorn, not a peanut, in its bill, so it's feeding, at
least this time, in an oak. There aren't many around here so I'll have to
locate that.

The bird generally does not respond to playback and can only be found when
it calls, which is rarely but usually midday.

There are also a couple Calif Scrub-Jays between Blaine & Walker and Kah
Tai Lagoon if you want a jay trifecta (which I had today).

good birding,

Steve Hampton
Port Townsend (Qatay), WA
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