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During hawk watch events in Fall migration, I've witnessed migrating Blue Jays carrying acorns in their beaks. This past Spring and Summer the Oaks and nut bearing trees in the Ozarks were full to over loaded. The thousands of acorns littering our yard still make it difficult to walk out and fill the bird feeders. Our woods still have plenty of nut mast among the leaves.
 
Maybe the Jays have more than what they need to fill up on these starchy snacks?!
 
On the same note last winter (our first in our new home) compared to this winter, we had about 16 squirrels in 2013 terrorizing the feeders vs this seasons 3 squirrels that rarely visit our yard under the feeders for kicked out seed. They haven't even made an attempt to climb the poles to test baffles. Fat, fat squirrels!
 
Bird on!

Chris Barrigar
 
Cole Co.
Russellville, MO
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Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:51:51 -0800
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Subject: Re: No sighting- query about absence of Blue Jays
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There are plenty of Blue Jays in Southeast Missouri! Some years they just don't hit feeders, for unknown reasons.

----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau


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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: No sighting- query about absence of Blue Jays

Hi Marge (and list)
 
I've noticed quite the opposite around the KC Metro.  A friend of mine from Austin went with me to James A. Reed prior to the New Year and couldn't was amazed at the large number in the area, easily 50 seen that day.  They seem to be doing quite well around here.
 
A species that I'm concerned about is Bobwhite. 
 
Dan 
 
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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:54 AM
Subject: No sighting- query about absence of Blue Jays

We (Ron and I) have noticed a large reduction in the number of Blue Jays at our feeders this year, and two other people have asked me about them.  One person says they have none at all this year and had lots last year.  Is this a local issue, or is it more widespread.
Thanks,
Marge


Marge Lumpe
P. O. Box 448
Cole Camp, MO 65325
Benton County
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