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Blue Jay Migration / Merlin

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Matt View Drop Down

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    Posted: 27 Sep 2016 at 1:46am
There was a huge movement of Blue jays on Saturday, September 24 -- 1,100 heading SW over our home in Whitehouse in a 20-minute period starting at 10:30. I had to leave them, so I assume that large numbers continued to move. This is the largest number I have ever seen away from Lake Erie.
A Merlin was patrolling Tornado Alley on Sunday.
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I also counted over a thousand jays flying over on Saturday. We have dubbed this flight 'The River'. This year it started 9/5 with small pulses of a dozen or so jays, always flying to the SW, sometimes at altitude, sometimes landing in our Spruces before heading off again, always in a group. Today I noticed several large pulses of 75 to 100 birds. Our resident jays are happy to munch acorns and don't seem to be bothered. We were just in the UP and noticed the same SW pulses at Seney. Gotta love fall!
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