This Blue Jay was here and gone in a flash on Jan. 8, 2013. I looked out and saw the bird land in the Oak and snapped its picture. Almost as quickly as it arrived, off it went. These birds usually hang out in the Pines that dot the mixed forest on the street where I live. Pines had been planted in this area for lumber many years ago, and many still remain. The Blue Jays are handsome blue, black and white medium-sized birds. These Eastern Blue Jays are a lot more vividly blue than the Western and Stellar’s Jays. They eat grains, berries, fruits, and also insects. They are busy noisy birds with a reputation as bullies of small birds. The Blue Jays are infrequent visitors to the yard and I always enjoy seeing them! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
January 11, 2013