Re: Possible Blue Jay (Mendocino)
- This afternoon I managed to track down the source of the calls. It turned out to be a poorly-heard and somewhat atypical White-breasted Nuthatch. Well, mystery solved and lesson learned. I apologize for any inconvenience my report may have caused anyone.
--- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Burton" <shrikethree@...> wrote:
> Two days ago at dusk, I heard what sounded like a BLJA across the street from 751 E. Hill Rd. in Willits. I dismissed it, figuring I mustâve been mistaken. At dawn this morning, I heard it several times again, initially just north of the Dripworks plant on Sanhedrin Circle and then at the original location. I've been unable to confirm it visually and still could be mistaken, but it doesnât sound like anything else I can think of. There are mockingbirds in the area, but a NOMO in Willits mimicking a BLJA somehow seems even more unlikely than an actual BLJA. I hope others can get out there and look for it. Recorded calls might help. Traffic and construction noise are pretty bad there, so very early morning would be best.
> Ken Burton
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