Western Scrub Jay - New Yard Bird on 18th Avenue
- About 9:00 am this morning (Labor Day - 9-03-07), I was outside
enjoying our backyard on South 18th Avenue in Yakima, halfway between
MacLaren and Arlington, when I heard the harsh "scree" call, rising
upscale, of a Western Scrub Jay. I looked up in time to see this new
'yard bird' for the Isleys land in a nearby Douglas Fir tree, joining
another bird, probably its mate. The two Western Scrub Jays sat up atop
the fir tree and called their signature call for a couple of minutes,
then flew off to the east towards 17th Avenue and the Larson Park area.
What a nice addition to our yard list!
18th Avenue, Yakima