[Tweeters] California Scrub-Jay Occurrence in Marysville

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 17:05:44 PDT 2017

I have seen one in the area of 47th Ave. and 3rd St. on multiple times. The
last two times were this summer between 47th and Allen's Creek on 3rd.

Phil Dickinson

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 6:36 PM, Carol Riddell <cariddellwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.


> Carol Riddell

> Edmonds



> I just saw 2 in my Marysville yard ten minutes ago.


> Pam Myers








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> 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.


> Josh Adams

> Cathcart, WA


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