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Jay with acorn

Observed: 22nd October 2012 By: pkd35
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Jay with acorn

A poor photo but neverless the unmistakeable Jay with acorn- perhaps ready to bury it for the oncoming winter.
Have lived here for 12 years, and this is the first year that I have seen (and indeed heard) a Jay in this vicinity. Is it likely to be one of this year's youngsters from further afield seeking a new territory or perhaps simply looking for food.

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As you say, it could be a local bird foraging for food, or looking for a territory. However, there have been large numbers entering the country from the continent, where the acorn crop has apparently failed. Certainly, there are more around than usual, so it could be a foreigner!


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Thanks for that - a better

Thanks for that - a better understanding
makes a personal observation much more interesting!