"Blue Jay"
(Cyanocitta cristata)







Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost








Blue Jays are highly intelligent birds, solving problems, gathering food, and communicating more than other birds. It screams like a hawk to scatter birds at a feeder before approaching. The alarm of the forest, screams at any intruders in the woods.





Size: 12"

Male: Large bright-light-blue and white bird with black necklace. Crest moves up and down at will. White face with a gray bely. White wing bars on blue wings. Black spots and white tip on blue tail.

Female: Same as male.

Nest: Cup; the female and male build; 1-2 broods per year.

Eggs: 4-5; green to blue with brown markings.

Incubation: 16-18 days; female incubates.

Fledging: 17-21 days; female and male feed young.

Migration: non-migrator to partial migrator, will move around to find abundant food source.

Food: Insects, fruit, carrion, seeds, nuts, attracted to seed feeders.





My personal notes...

Very attractive blue birds, and very bold compared to many other species. I've noticed that they are much more greedy than other birds, and take more than one piece of bread in their beak before flying off. They really enjoy the seeds in the bird feeder.









"Bird Wonderland"

"Wonderland"


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