Green Jay

Photo by David Arbour

Green Jay - Johnson Co. This image was not dated, but the photographer believes the date is 1980-81. This Green Jay record was reported by Pulich in his 1988 publication, Birds of North-central Texas, (p. 236). As many as three birds were reported from October 23, 1980, and seen regularly until the last report on April 2, 1984. It was suggested that birds moved north with Hurricane Allen. Up to this time, they had never been reported north of San Antonio, Texas. The photographer, David Arbour, recovered the photograph in 2016, and became aware of the missing photo-documentation for this unique record. He submitted it immediately as part of the Johnson County series of Green Jay observations mentioned in Pulich's book. There are no other records for Green Jay in North-central Texas before or since the Johnson County observations.