Date: 9/25/17 5:47 pm From: cjflick <flick...> Subject: [Tweeters] Jay Migration at St. Cloud on Sept. 24th
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.