Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Color-banded WESJ Re-sighting

While sitting outside after banding today, Cory noticed a Western Scrub-Jay in a douglas fir behind our living quarters.  We got the color combination.  This bird was first caught in May of 2010 and found with a brood patch (bare patch on the belly for incubating eggs) indicating that this individual is a female.  It was caught twice more in October of 2010.  It has been re-sighted once each in December 2010, March 2011, and May 2011, but hasn't been seen since!  Good thing I had my camera handy.
Western Scrub-Jay with color combination [Photo by Lukas Musher]
Left leg = white over blue, right leg = orange over silver (WB/OS). [Photo by Lukas Musher]
By Luke Musher

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