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Had quite a few of them through here several times this winter.

Pretty neat birds. They like talking, too.... smile

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Anyone else seen any?


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I’ve never seen one before. Beautiful bird, it almost looks like something tropical other than the Jay shaped head and beak.

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Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
I’ve never seen one before. Beautiful bird, it almost looks like something tropical other than the Jay shaped head and beak.



I think they are a more tropical bird. This is pretty far north to be seeing them.

Another bright spot this year is the lack of grackles. Not seen many of them. Or the brown head cowbirds either.


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new one on me. very nice


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Hunted in Starr county couple of times in the 90's and saw them. Pretty birds.


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Kenedy county place is full of em! 😊


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When I lived in Kingsville, Tx in the late 70’s to early 80’s we had a to. Of them in town. Very pretty bird. Kinda on the mean side like a Mockingbird.


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Real Co. must be too far north, or my bird-watching family would say so.


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We have a couple feeders but our winter birds are pretty boring: a couple types of sparrows, house finches, Oregon juncos, and magpies. This winter that's it. We don't even have the collared doves that we've had in past winters. A half dozen quail have wandered by a couple times but most of the time they're somewhere else.


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Never have seen one before, thanks for posting

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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
I’ve never seen one before. Beautiful bird, it almost looks like something tropical other than the Jay shaped head and beak.



I think they are a more tropical bird. This is pretty far north to be seeing them.

Another bright spot this year is the lack of grackles. Not seen many of them. Or the brown head cowbirds either.




Do they come up from MX, Barry? I've not seen them down here in the south of south.


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Originally Posted by local_dirt
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
I’ve never seen one before. Beautiful bird, it almost looks like something tropical other than the Jay shaped head and beak.



I think they are a more tropical bird. This is pretty far north to be seeing them.

Another bright spot this year is the lack of grackles. Not seen many of them. Or the brown head cowbirds either.




Do they come up from MX, Barry? I've not seen them down here in the south of south.
yes, don't think the range is much farther north than south tx. Pretty cool birds had one land on my arrow and check me out while I was in the tree stand


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Originally Posted by local_dirt

Do they come up from MX, Barry? I've not seen them down here in the south of south.



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Saw them for the fist time at Choke Canyon back in December while hunting. Deer weren’t moving so they were entertaining.

Really a pretty bird, very bright color in the sunlight.


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This time of year they're typically found only in southern TX and points south. Here's another map for comparison.
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Looks like a blue jay /parakeet love child

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Cool looking bird.

Steller's and Scrub jays around here. Mainly Steller's.


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We must be too far North for them.


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Never seen one or heard of them. Pretty interesting, and after seeing that map of their range I know why. Thanks for posting.

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Only place I've ever seen them was in S. Tx. Interesting bird.


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