Date: 3/31/17 3:01 pm
From: Tom Kimbis <tom.kimbis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Blue Jay mimic
On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:28:52 PM UTC-4, kurtschwarz4 wrote:
> I was aware Blue Jays mimicked buteos but just thought I was hearing Cooper's Hawk. But in came aBlue Jay, its bill moved as sound came out
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> Kurt Schwarz
> Ellicott City, Howard County
> kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com

Kurt, I had only thought they mimicked Red-Shouldered Hawks, but indeed I heard a startlingly accurate Red-Tailed Hawk call from a Blue Jay a few weeks back. They are not to be underestimated!

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