City Creek Nature Notes – Salt Lake City

September 20, 2016

September 2nd

Filed under: Birds, Hummingbird, Scrub jay — canopus56 @ 11:35 pm

Meet the Neighbors

7am. At mile post 1.7, there are two scrub jays sitting on electrical pole wire. Scrub jays are normally seen in the late winter and early spring, and this is the first pair that I’ve seen for some months. Unusually, two hummingbirds are flying around the scrub jays in a spherical pattern. The hummingbirds are not being aggressive; they’re just flying around and examining the jays. This is the hummingbird version of checking out the new neighbors. Or perhaps the hummingbirds are juveniles and they have never seen jays before.

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