Blue Jays

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Loud and boisterous, the Blue Jay is a fairly common bird over two-thirds of the U.S. as well as in Canada.

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Blue Jay

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They fly with strong wing beats that allow them to ‘bullet’ through the air at high speed!

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Blue Jays in flight

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I hear Blue Jays every morning at sunrise.  Already busy looking for food, they are scouring the trees and ground below for seeds and small insects.

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Blue Jay

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Blue Jay

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Blue Jay

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Blue Jays also love acorns!  Their fondness for them is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

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Blue Jay collecting acorns to cache

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So if you love oak trees, thank a Blue Jay next time you see one!  😊

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37 thoughts on “Blue Jays

  1. I didn’t know that Blue Jays helped to spread oak trees after the last glacial period. Wow! We used to feed them unsalted peanuts in the shell in the winter. It was fun watching them try to decide how many peanuts they could carry off at one time. They’re so beautiful and your pictures are lovely. I hear mine every morning, too.

  2. I like the Blue Jays, their plumage pattern is sophisticated and cool; so are shots are your shots. πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely photos! I love photographing Blue Jays. Just love their blue colour! Great info on the oak trees. Yes, Blue Jays can mimic hawk calls to warn other Blue Jays or scare creatures away. They definitely have fooled me with their sound.

  4. Nice captures, Donna. Love that bright blue!
    I remember the first time I saw a bluejay bury an acorn and then place a leaf on top to hide the spot. I was SO amazed!

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