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Backyard Blue Jays


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!





Jays & a Titmouse


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Eastern Blue Jays and Tufted Titmice have been here in the neighborhood for the past week.  These are likely migrant visitor birds here for the Winter from up North.  The Eastern Blue Jays are loud, brash beautiful White and Turquoise Blue-colored birds with black accents.  They are flashy and are bold birds.

The Tufted Titmice are charming little grey birds with their cute top knot.  Both birds are excellent at getting insects for their dinner.  They also will eat fruit, and nuts and seeds.  The Titmice are here in a flock of about fifteen birds.  I am not sure that there are as many Blue Jays around.  I have only seen a pair of the Jays.  I took the pictures here in my yard on Oct. 1, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!DSC_6208


Blue Jays in the Rain

We had several soggy days here in Cumberland County, Tennessee last week.  I was out with the camera and shot some pictures of Eastern Blue Jays perched in the Oak tree and also foraging for a few tasty worms in the grass.  Blue Jays like eating from the ground.  They are especially fond of earthworms and lawn grubs.  They have sharp eye-sight and quick reflexes.  Even though the jays can be noisy at times, I sure do like seeing the lovely blue, white and black medium-sized birds here!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Very Active Eastern Blue Jay Comes to Visit


There is an Eastern Blue Jay that occasionally comes around the Oak Trees near the pond.  The acorns must have a few larvae in them and that may be what the Jay is after.  Of course, there are earthworms in the grass pasture along the pond’s shoreline as well.  The Eastern Blue Jay seems to be alone but then, there are woods nearby where the larger flock may live.  Eastern Blue Jays enjoy insects and tend to feed on the ground mainly.  They also will eat certain nuts and seeds.  They love peanuts, corn, and sunflower seeds.  I was very happy to see this beautiful bright blue, black and white bird!  I took these pictures in my yard on November 7, 2011.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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