Flocks of migrating Jays move through this district on their
northward flight from the 15th of April to the 5th of May and on
the southward journey during the first half of October. A
route much used by these migrants is along the Missouri bluffs
During some winters Jays are to be found in numbers, even in the
city, but during others are very scarce. During the rather
severe winter of 1916-1917, few Jays were to be found anywhere
but in Swope Park.
Jays nest early in May and more than one brood is raised.