[birdky] Fw: RFI: Where are all the Blue Jays????

I've actually had higher than normal numbers at my feeders recently. Where I
usually have 1 or 2 Jays that come to my feeder regularly, I've been seeing
4-6 at a time lately.

Gerald H. Robe
Mt. Sterling, KY
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Subject: [birdky] RFI: Where are all the Blue Jays????


> Since the end of Blue Jay migration last month, I have seen VERY FEW Blue
> Jays in Kentucky. I suppose that this may end up being one of those rare
> years when most all of the birds go farther south.  They are around, but
> I've run across no sizable flocks in the vicinity of Louisville, Bernheim
> Forest, and Peabody WMA, and am rarely seeing them pass over the road when
> traveling (something that, of course, is normally quite common this time
of
> year). I suspect the well-documented scarcity of mast that will be
affecting
> other wildlife through the winter may be responsible, but I'm not sure.
>
> We will be able to look at Christmas Bird Count numbers for some
> documentation of this event, but if everyone tries to pay particular
> attention to this aspect of your winter birding, it might yield some very
> interesting information on how scarce they end up being.
>
> bpb, Louisville
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