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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 30, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

A blue jay is attracted by peanuts at a feeder in northwest Spokane. Up through the 1990s, blue jays were considered very rare east of the Rocky Mountains. But the birds have been expanding their range and settling into the Inland Northwest. Coeur d'Alene Auduboners have documented nesting jays in their area and even hybrids from interbreeding between blue jays and native Steller's jays. (Tom Munson)

Video: Eastern blue jays have taste for West 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Eastern blue jays have been trickling across the Rockies to the West for years. Birders are resigned to the invasion, saving them driving miles for an addition to their life list. Montana outdoor photographer Jaimie Johnson captured the feeding ways of this…

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