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Old 10-24-2005, 05:52 PM
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Jenne

I don't believe any Gray Jay sightings have ever been recorded in NJ. (See New Jersey Bird Records Committe http://www.princeton.edu/~llarson/slist.html)

I would guess you saw a Blue Jay (they are definitely around on campus) and maybe for some reason its crest wasn't obvious. Another possibility is a mockingbird; they have roughly the same size and profile of a gray jay but the behavior you are describing sounds more like a Blue Jay.
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