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Backyard Blue Jays

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These Eastern Blue Jays have made their home in my neighborhood this year.    There are a few pairs here that frequent bird feeders, bird baths, and our Oaks and shrubbery.  These jays enjoy a lot of seeds and fruit but also occasionally enjoy insects.  The Eastern Blue Jays are widespread in most of the Midwest, South, Southeast and Eastern USA.

The Eastern Blue Jays are one of the two types of Blue Jay we have in Florida.  The other kind of jay is the Florida Scrub Jay which is a very different-looking bird.  The Florida Scrub Jays are getting very rare.  I have not seen a Scrub Jay in my neighborhood.  The Scrub Jays mostly live in undeveloped land with lots of native shrubs and low trees.  I took these pictures both last week and this past weekend.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Backyard Blue Jays" (5)

  1. Hello, wonderful post on the Blue Jays. Wonderful collection of photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks! I am so happy that there are Blue Jays around. I am noticing that since the neighbors put up bird feeders, more songbirds have been here. I probably am the next to put up feeders – likely in the Fall. Have a great weekend!

  2. They sure are pretty birds! I haven’t even seen one Jay here this summer..

  3. such beauties we can enjoy in our own backyards.

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