Date: 12/2/19 11:27 am
From: Nancy Guth <homesteaders...>
Subject: [Umpqua Birds] Re: Blue Jay
Oh my! He is beautiful! I understand why birders would “flock’ to get a good look.

Before I discovered this group, I had a Red Breasted Grosbeak visit my feeders. I would have loved for others to delight in his presence as much as I did.

Thanks Matt!

Nancy

> On Dec 2, 2019, at 11:07 AM, Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...> wrote:
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> Good question Nancy. The reason I say "real" Blue Jay, is that people often call our local jays "blue jays," but we typically only have California Scrub-Jays (formerly called Western Scrub-Jay) and Steller's Jays. The bird "officially" called Blue Jay occurs mostly east of the Rocky Mountains and looks quite a bit different. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay <https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue_Jay>
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> Matt
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> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:53 AM Nancy Guth <homesteaders...> <mailto:<homesteaders...>> wrote:
> I hope someone will help educate me…I grew up in the East Bay in California with plenty of Scrub Jays, there are two Stella Jays raiding the suet feeders as I type (1500’ near Milo), but what is a real Blue Jay?
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> Thanks for taking the time to inform! I don’t participate too much here or on FB, but I do follow the conversations and love what people have to share. I have learned a lot about local birds from all of you.
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> Nancy Guth
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> > On Dec 2, 2019, at 10:40 AM, Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...> <mailto:<matthewghunter...>> wrote:
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> > Yes, a real Blue Jay, ... is coming to a feeder out Lookingglass Road area from Roseburg. The homeowner contacted me and I saw the bird this morning. They don't want mobs wandering the area, but if you'd like to go see the bird, email me and I'll pass on the contact information for the homeowner and you can make an appointment to go visit.
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> > Too bad it's a little outside the CBC circle. :-)
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> > Matt Hunter
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