This sassy Eastern Blue Jay visited my neighborhood on Monday afternoon. I was quite happy to have seen this newcomer. We don’t get a lot of Blue Jays here. This bird was scouting out the sassy lawns (pretty dried out now and tan showing through the green) for tasty bugs to eat.
The jay squawked at me a couple of times and then flew to a neighboring roof to continue its search for a bite to eat. After a moment it was on to other places. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. By the way, please bear with me while I change over to a different photo edit picture loading software. Aperture is giving me a very hard time now days. Thanks!
Eastern Blue Jays have started to come to the area of the Oak grove next to the little farm pond in recent days. They are at the feeder in the early mornings. Eastern Blue Jays are a bit larger than the Western Jays or the Scrub Jays. They are a bright blue, and white with black accents. They have a long pointed medium-thick black bill.
The Jays roost in the woods in front of the little farm here. The Blue Jays eat seeds, fruits, nuts, some spiders and occasional worms or caterpillars. The Blue Jays have a very loud screeching song and also have a musical couple of high-low notes for the calls. I am glad to see these beautiful birds! I took these pictures on May 1, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!