[CT Birds] Frozen Bluejay Entree

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 16:25:27 EDT 2013


I have read that their feet can freeze to a perch and they will freeze if
it rains and the temperatures drop during the night.  I guess they would
have choosen a more sheltered perch if they had known it woud rain?


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Jim Meinhold <jmeinhol at optonline.net>wrote:

> Several years ago, I went out to our gazebo in the early Spring to cleanup
> and
> found a dead catbird clinging to one of the metal leg supports of a patio
> chair.
> I assumed it had just died as it had perched of natural causes.
>
> Jim Meinhold
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of
> Opposable Chums
> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:23 PM
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Frozen Bluejay Entree
>
> A friend just sent me some pix he took in his backyard of a Bluejay.  The
> bird
> was dead, frozen solid, and hanging upside down by one foot either frozen
> or
> rigor mortised to a branch.  The pictures are pretty remarkable; sorry I
> can't
> figures out how to post them here.  Has anyone seen anything like this?
>  Does
> anyone have any theories?
>
> - Jason
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