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 Post subject: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 01 12:18 pm 
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I was sent a photo of a California Scrub-Jay that has been hanging out by Trout Lake in East Vancouver for the past five days. If I get anymore info as to an exact location I will post it here and the RBA.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 01 6:30 pm 
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More info on the Scrub-Jay:

Mike Willis found the California Scrub-Jay and has been observing it for the past 5 days. The Jay is busy feeding on peanuts at his home at the corner of Grandview Hwy and Copley Street in East Vancouver. Please be respectful of private residences when viewing the bird from the sidewalk.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 02 9:07 pm 
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Multiple observers relocated the Jay in the same location today.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 03 8:21 am 
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The California Scrub-Jay is busy eating peanuts in the same spot this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 04 7:46 am 
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The best way to see him is to walk down the alley behind Copley St. There's several trees he seems to like there, a large mountain ash and a neighbour's apple tree.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 04 2:27 pm 
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Multiple observers looked for the Jay today but could not relocate it.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 04 6:45 pm 
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Mike Willis said the Scrub-Jay returned at 5pm today and fed on some peanuts.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 04 8:23 pm 
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The homeowner has given me permission to disclose his address the jay is coming to 2540 S Grandview Hwy. Please be respectful or private property when viewing this bird.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 05 10:41 am 
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Ben Keen currently has the Scrub-Jay in the above location.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 05 4:05 pm 
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We relocated the Scrubby at Penticton Street near the park, just around the corner from where it was initially found (S Grandview) We saw it last at 1:00pm and it flew away but it is probably still in the area.

Scrubby:
ImageWestern Scrub Jay by Adam Dhalla, on Flickr

We don't really notice how nice the crows look:

ImageNorthwestern Crow by Adam Dhalla, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 05 4:23 pm 
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Really nice shot Adam of the California Scrub-Jay and crow for that matter. Glad you got him!

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 06 8:24 am 
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Edward Nygren had the continuing bird last evening. He viewed the bird from the alley behind S Grandview Hwy. The bird landed in a bare deciduous tree near the east end of alley between S Grandview Hwy and 15th Ave.


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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
PostPosted: Nov 06 9:31 am 
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Rob Lyske has the Jay now on the N side of S Grandview Hwy.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
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We are currently looking at the California Scrub-Jay on the lane right behind S Grandview Hwy perched with a peanut in an apple tree.

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 Post subject: Re: California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver
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on behalf of all the birders I'd like to give a big thanks to Mike Willis for firstly reporting this bird and secondly providing the opportunity for others to view it around the neighbourhood as it continues. Thanks Mike! Rob Lyske


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