Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All-time Minnesota high number of Blue Jays!


Blue Jay
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Yesterday, September 14, 2010, a total of 7,612 Blue Jays flew over Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory--the largest single-day count in Minnesota ever! It was a great day for hawks, too, though they barely outnumbered the jays with a total of 7,646. After today's rains, the rest of this week and this weekend promise to be great. I'll not be there--I have to go out of town--but head on over to Hawk Ridge for lots of great migrating birds!

1 comment :

  1. wow, thanks for the update. I'm a Minnesotan and have only been to Hawk Ridge once, although we plan on going this year. I thought there were a few less Jay's in our backyard!

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