[Tweeters] California Scrub-Jay Occurrence

Josh Adams xjoshx at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 21:59:17 PDT 2017


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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