Date: 12/2/19 12:21 pm
From: Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...>
Subject: [Umpqua Birds] Re: Blue Jay
Nancy, yes, I would love to have seen that grosbeak! Maybe one will show
up again! :-)

Matt

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 11:27 AM Nancy Guth <homesteaders...> wrote:

> 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:
>
> 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
>
> Matt
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:53 AM Nancy Guth <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?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Nancy Guth
>>
>> > On Dec 2, 2019, at 10:40 AM, Matthew G Hunter <matthewghunter...>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > Too bad it's a little outside the CBC circle. :-)
>> >
>> > Matt Hunter
>>
>>
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