Date: 5/1/19 6:39 am
From: Kit Larsen <kit...>
Subject: [obol] Predatory jay

A friend sent me this note

We have a scrub jay that has been hunting smaller birds at our feeder
this week. I saw it fly straight past the feeder a couple of times and
wondered if it was a raptor. Then it flushed a goldfinch into our
window and when the finch fell stunned to the deck the jay was on it.
Did the same with a chickadee a couple of days later. My wife chased it
off of the chickadee, then came in the house to get a towel to cover the
injured bird but when she went back out the jay was flying away with the
chickadee in its mouth.

Kit Larsen
Eugene
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