[Tweeters] Jay Migration at St. Cloud on Sept. 24th

cjflick flick at gorge.net
Mon Sep 25 17:39:30 PDT 2017

Jay migration was streaming-screaming during the day (Sept 24) at St. Cloud,
Skamania Co., moving from west-to-east.

During a 3 hr, 19 min visit & walk-about, John and Mary Davis counted an
eastward movement of 240 Steller's jays, 84 California scrub-jays, and 58
Lewis's woodpeckers, which flew over with the jays.

Another group (CJ Flick with two others) at St. Cloud was out bird banding
along the Columbia River at St. Cloud. During a 3-minute count at 8:20
a.m., three persons counted a fly-over of 51 jays (STJA & CASJ) - they just
kept streaming. This group (here for 6 hours+) thought that the jays had
the top numbers today, followed by yellow-rumped warblers, and lastly,
golden-crowned sparrows. Certainly, the group's estimate of >600 jays
moving during these field hours is NO under estimation.

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