- About 9am this morning, a flock of at least 2 dozen "jays" flew into the
cedars and onto the feeders on my west deck. They were a soft gray color,
with blue on the head, and had a long straight bill. I took several rather
poor photographs through the glass door and sent them to my very
knowledgeable birding friend, Dale Peterson, in Denver.
He determined that they were Pinyon Jays. I have lived here for six years
and this is the first time I have seen them at my feeders. Are they very
common in this area and do they always travel in large flocks? They were
only around for about 5 minutes, but they were fun to see.
2 miles north of Cedaredge