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Blue Jays

Eastern Blue Jays have been around the little farm in recent days.  It is molting time for many of the jays so feathers are not in prime condition.  I think that because the nesting season is still happening and molting is starting, the bird feeder acts as a back-up reserve for tired-out birds to find an easy bite to eat.  The Blue Jays are medium-sized blue, white and black birds.  They are very vocal with both musical notes and more squawking calls.  They eat insects, seeds and fruits.  The Blue Jays around here are quite wary of people and fly off whenever they see me.  I enjoy seeing them here as it has been a pretty long time between their visits up until the past several weeks.  I think that these visitors live in the Pines along the road in front of the little farm here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Blue Jays" (8)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    the other day, i thought one of our elusive pileated woodpeckers had flown into the front oak tree – turned out it was just a blue jay mimicing its voice. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, How funny to hear about that! I have been fooled by Mockingbirds but I can totally see how the Jay could mimic that Woodpecker’s voice. Great anecdote. Have a fine day and a nice Sunday tomorrow!

  2. I have not noticed any molting bluejays here. They usually come and check out the feeders in the late evening when it is not busy.

    • Hi Bearyweather, The timing of molting is likely a climate and geographic-related thing for the birds. Many here are now just beginning to molt. Have a great day and a pleasant Sunday tomorrow!

  3. They sure are pretty. We had one visit here last summer, but I haven’t seen him this year.

  4. The first one looks rather mean…looking for trouble!

  5. I know some people don’t care for them, but I do enjoy seeing bluejays. We don’t have a lot of them, but I do see them occasionally.

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