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A Quick Blue Jay Visit

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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!

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Comments on: "A Quick Blue Jay Visit" (6)

  1. Our Jays are pretty—but I loved the Stellar ones I saw out west in September. Glad one visited your area. Ours are ‘around here’ –but none at my house during the winter… They’ll be back in droves in Spring!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Yes, we just get sporadic visits from Jays here. Our regulars seem to be bluebirds, titmice, red-bellied woodpeckers, house finches and white-breasted nuthatches. Everybody else are just once in a while visitors. Have a great weekend!

  2. Blue Jays are certainly pretty birds! The Steller Jay that has been hanging around here is still here. I found him staying mostly at a neighbor’s place where he gets tallow to eat.

  3. So pretty to see in the winter!

  4. The jays can be a pain, scaring away all the little birds, but they are fun to have around. Great shots. Wishing you a happy weekend!

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