Date: 6/11/19 10:47 am From: Tom Crabtree <tc...> Subject: [obol] Re: Jay Question
I would call it a California. Woodhouse’s should have blue undertail coverts, a black ear patch, no “necklace in front and an indistinct supercilium. Your bird has white undertail coverts, a gray ear patch, a partial necklace and a noticeable supercillium. It looks similar to the Scrub Jays we get in Bend, which are distinctly duller than the ones found on the west side.
Tom Crabtree, Bend
From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Sally Hill
Sent: Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:43 PM
Subject: [obol] Jay Question
Vickie Buck and I recently returned from trip to Malheur County where we saw and Vickie got some photos of this jay. The bird was seen in little park in town of Brogan.
This is not typical of the California Scrub Jays that we see on the West side of Oregon.
It had a gray back and a limited necklace that was almost the same color as the back. Indistinct supercilium. The under parts are very pale. We initially thought California but now not so sure.
I sent these photos to a guide that leads trips in Arizona he said he leaned towards Woodhouse's but could not necessarily eliminate hybrid, California x Woodhouse's. thoughts?