[CT Birds] Blue Jay doing red-shouldered call
arsmiley at comcast.net
Thu Mar 14 19:35:42 EDT 2013
I had the same experience at the Raymond Brook Marsh around noon today. A
few wood ducks spooked from the west end and uttered their high-pitched
nervous call as they few a little way up the marsh to the east. I heard a
similar sound coming from further downstream, so I thought there were more
wood ducks there. Soon I realized the sound was up in the trees and sounded
more like a raptor. Having seen a red-shouldered hawk in the same area
couple weeks back, I thought I'd find one again. Instead, I found a single
blue jay. Once seen, it immediately started calling like a jay.
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:17 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Blue Jay doing red-shouldered call
This morning I also had a blue jay doing a red-shouldered call. I had never
seen that before either.
I also had at least one fox sparrow in the yard and another fox sparrow down
the street so they seem to be moving.
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