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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:08 am 
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Does anyone know what this bird is? We've been seeing it visit the bird bowl off and on for a few weeks now, sometimes with a pal/mate. He is about the same size as the mountain jays, maybe a tad bigger. Thanks!


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:21 am 
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Clark's Nutcracker or a Gray Jay?

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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:25 am 
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I vote for Clark's Nutcracker.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark's_nutcracker


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:34 am 
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Yes, it's a Clark's Nutcracker. We call them camp robbers.


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:50 am 
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Thanks! Cool...named after William Clark of Lewis and Clark. The wiki photo looks just like it, unlike the one in my 'Birds of Colorado' which shows a purplish back and a smaller beak.


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 12:54 pm 
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Hey, be nice! My husbands name is Clark! Ouch! :shocked: :rof laughing:


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 12:57 pm 
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It's a Clark's Nutcracker. I have one and sometimes 2 that come to my suet feeder too.


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Post Posted: Nov 28, 2016 6:35 pm 
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Yep! It's a Clark Nutcracker. And, wow do they get boisterous when the food block, bird feeder and peanuts are not out for them to eat, lol. They tap on my sky windows, as if to say, "Hay, aren't you forgetting somethig?" If the food is not out as soon as they want it.

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It is a Clark's Nutcracker, named by Clark ( as in Lewis and Clark). It is not a Grey Jay, which is sometimes called a Camp Robber.


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Post Posted: Dec 4, 2016 1:56 pm 
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We had one of these show up yesterday at our feeders. First time ever. They are big birds, bigger than a Stellers Jay. I guess the Clark's Nutcrackers have moved into our area for a change and wonder if it's because it's been so much warmer than our average December.


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i get them occasionally, and one did come for water at my place today and made me smile!


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