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There are two types of Blue Jays found here in Florida.  One is the Eastern Blue Jay and the other is the Scrub Jay.  So far, I have only seen the Eastern Blue Jays here where I live.

A new pair of Blue Jays has recently been seen flitting about in the leaves of the Oaks, and grabbing the tiny caterpillars around the acorns and leaves.   The Jays also often will walk around on the ground searching for food.  Eastern Blue Jays eat insects, berries and fruits and seeds.

I recently took pictures of an Eastern Blue Jay in a small forested area on the ranch adjoining this housing development (and owned by the developer here).  I took those pictures from the roadway area on May 17, 2013.   The rest of the pictures were taken from my front yard here at the house on May 25, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Blue Skies and Blue Jays" (14)

  1. i’ve only seen blue jays. hope you get to see a scrub!

    • Hi Theresa, I so would love to see a Scrub Jay! They are not plentiful here because of competition from the bossier Eastern Jays. We had a variety of Scrub Jay back where I used to live in Southern California. It would be interesting to see if the Fl type is similar. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your fine comments!

  2. My bluejays are currently scolding me to bring the feeders out this morning. (I have to bring them in at night or they are destroyed by Larry, Moe, and Curly – the raccoon gang that visits every night)

    • Hi Bearyweather, Hope your raccoons don’t cause much fuss. We have mostly squirrels but I am sure do have a few racoons around. I love that you named your trouble-making crew! Fun. Have a wonderful day and a most pleasant weekend!

  3. Lovely pictures! The last one from a distance looks like a flower in the tree. These are the only kind of jay I have ever seen as well. I know the Scrub Jays are mostly to the west, I hope you see one and can post it sometime!

    • Hi Ginny, Thank you! Jays are fun but noisy birds. I see the Eastern type here pretty often and hear them even more often that I see them. Yes, seeing the Scrub Jay would be especially good. Have a great weekend!

  4. I enjoy watching the bluejays, they are cool birds! I hope you see a Scrub Jay soon. Have a great day and weekend!

  5. Hi Linda, How’s life in Florida? It’s gorgeous here in Tennessee now. We have lots of Blue Jays around —and they LOVE the big peanuts that I put out. Don’t miss my Wed. blog post this week—some great bird photos…


    • Hi Betsy, Life in FL is good, hot and never boring. Not too many birds out now because of nesting and rain/wind. Glad your area sounds fine. Happy you have a lot of birds. Loved your pictures the other day on your blog – especially the woodpeckers. Have an excellent day tomorrow and enjoy the coming week.

  6. They sure are pretty! We have visits from them here but they don’t stay around long.

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, the Blue Jays here are lovely busy birds. Glad you also have some around in your area on occasion. Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow and a great coming week!

  7. I hope you get some pictures of Scrub Jays! I’ve never lived anywhere where there was any other Jays than the Eastern Blue Jay. Nice pictures Wildlifewatcher, have a great day!

    • Hi Seasons, Than you! I hope I do get to see Scrub Jays around this area. Who knows? The developer here has a very large family ranch adjacent to the development. It does help to have wide-open spaces around. I don’t live in the city but in a less-developed suburb of the city. So that also is helpful in sighting birds and critters. Have an excellent coming week and thanks for your always nice comments!

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