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Documentation of Blue Jay

Observer Information

Reporter:  Bonnie Taher 
Other Observers:  none;

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Blue Jay
First Date/Time:  11/11/2005
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  15 sec
County:  Denver
Specific Location:  Second Avenue and Pearl Street
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown

Habitat

Viewing Conditions

Optics: 
Distance:  15-20 ft
Light:  bright overcast

Description of the Bird

Common blue jay found throughout the south.
Behaviors: Normal behavior. But I have never seen a Blue Jay in Colorado in 40 years of living here.
Call: Not heard
Plumage: Blue gray black white

Similar Species Discussion

Looked up pictures of both Blue Jay and Steller's Jay. Definitely a Blue Jay.

Resources Used

None, but I know a Blue Jay when I see one.

Previous Experience

None, but I grew up in Florida and saw countless Blue Jays. I've never seen one in Colorado.

Notes

Notes made DURING observation

Additional Information

Comments: I don't know if this is going to be laughable to ornithologists, but I was amazed to see a Blue Jay in Colorado. If I've taken up your time in error, my apologies; if I've given you a chuckle, good deal! And if by chance I've provided some useful information, I'm delighted!
Time: 11:15am
Elevation: 5280-ish
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: In Denver
Independent Observers:

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Date Documentation Submitted

11/11/2005 12:34:00 PM

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