Blue Jay

Cyanocitta cristata

ML226854181


©
Wil Hershberger
Search this contributor Profile

eBird Checklist S67736431
Wood Song, 1.5 km WSW of Johnsontown
Berkeley, West Virginia, United States
Search this location, Illustrated Checklist
Latitude and Longitude 39.575, -78.0545 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Behavior and other notes: A pair of Blue Jays interacting. One of the birds was displaying with its tail spread, wings slightly spread, and "jumping" around from perch to perch. The other bird did not appear to display at all and seemed to be trying to maintain some distance from this displaying bird. It also appeared that the bird doing the display was giving most of the vocalizations. The two birds were always within a meter of each other. The vocalizations are very different, R2D2 sounding. There were no other birds of any kind in the tree with them. Recording Time: 1506 (UTC -4). Temperature 13C. Habitat: mixed deciduous woods. Distance to sound source: 18 meters. Specific location: Wood Song, Berkeley Co., WV. Latitude 39.575464, Longitude -78.056623. Elevation 156 meters. ID’d by sight and sound; ID confidence 100%. Equipment notes: Recorder HPF on at 80Hz, -12dB/octave.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Device 702
Microphone
Senn. MKH8020
Accessories
30” Roche Parabola
Original file size
28,621KB

Related Media

Same Observation

View All

Same Checklist

View All

Same Species

View All