Subject: Stellar's Jay antics Date: May 02 14:18:00 1995 From: "Nunnallee, Dave" - DNUN461 at ecy.wa.gov
Stellar's Jay behavior:
Rapidly jumping from limb to limb on a tree, sometimes upward, sometimes random/downward. Sometimes alone, somtimes in pairs. Often spiraling around the tree in the process. Often landing on ten limbs in five seconds.
I've occasionally seen Stellar's Jays in this type of behavior for many years, but it occurred to me a couple of days ago that I have no idea why they are doing it. Is this part of their courtship behavior?