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blue jay

  1. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    This common species of Eastern North America was attracted to a water feature where it took a late afternoon bath. This is presumably the nominate race "C. c. cristata" characterized by smaller, reduced white markings on its wings and tail.
  2. moulting.JPG

    moulting.JPG

    Blue Jay moulting season. When they lose their head feathers all in one go, and we wind up with blue and white miniature vultures running around the yard.
  3. Blue Jay, young

    Blue Jay, young

    Coming in for a landing.-- What is enable push notifications.? Thanks. Have a great day.
  4. Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay.jpg

    This young inexperienced Blue Jay was poised to leap to a nearby feeder to scare off a big Hairy Woodpecker that was already eating there. Only problem was, like a kid trying to jump into deep water for the first time, he just couldn't work up the courage to do it. Maybe the steely stare of the...
  5. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    One after the computer crashed, and from what I see tonight this will be the first to crash tonight.
  6. Another Blue Jay Portrait

    Another Blue Jay Portrait

    I can always count on one of my Blue Jay friends to give me a decent pose.
  7. Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  8. Blue Jay 3 of 3

    Blue Jay 3 of 3

    It’s come to the point at which it feels odd to look out the back window and not see a Blue Jay. Yesterday there were 4 of them at one time. They’re becoming nearly as common of the House Sparrow is in our garden. I am thankful.
  9. Blue Jay 2 of 3

    Blue Jay 2 of 3

    A beautiful blue visitor to the Bird Garden.
  10. Blue Jay 1 of 3

    Blue Jay 1 of 3

    The Blue Jay has become a permanent feature in the Bird Garden. Here one is enjoying our flimsy bird bath.
  11. Being patient

    Being patient

    Juvie Blue Jay. This juvie is waiting patiently to be fed. Not like its squawking siblings. The blue jay is between 9 and 12 inches in length. It is bright blue on top and white to gray on its throat, chest and belly. It has a gray-blue crest on its head and black and white bars on its wings...
  12. Part Two

    Part Two

    As the Oriole made its way up to the oranges... the sad thing we all saw coming... came. The Blue Jay scared off the female, which was something that would possibly attract the local male to the feeder.
  13. Can you guess what's coming?

    Can you guess what's coming?

    This female Baltimore Oriole is perched below a Blue Jay, who is also guarding the Oriole's favorite snack... there's only one thing that can happen next.
  14. Covering the feeder

    Covering the feeder

    Blue Jays seem more active than in the past.
  15. Teenage Jay

    Teenage Jay

    The blue jay is between 9 and 12 inches in length. It is bright blue on top and white to gray on its throat, chest and belly. It has a gray-blue crest on its head and black and white bars on its wings and tail. Its bill, legs and feet are black.
  16. Red and Blue activity

    Red and Blue activity

    Favorite perch
  17. Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata cristata)
  18. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Got lucky, in the right place at the right time. Thanks for all your kind words on my last picture.
  19. Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay.jpg

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata cristata)
  20. These guys are eating me out of house and home ;)

    These guys are eating me out of house and home ;)

    Blue Jay Blue Jays are known to take and eat eggs and nestlings of other birds, but we don’t know how common this is. In an extensive study of Blue Jay feeding habits, only 1% of jays had evidence of eggs or birds in their stomachs. Most of their diet was composed of insects and nuts and...
  21. Blue Jay Among Norway Maple Blossoms

    Blue Jay Among Norway Maple Blossoms

    Looked pretty sitting there.
  22. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Noisy and aggressive toward other birds but a a beautiful bird nonetheless
  23. Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

    Noisy and they can be aggressive, but you can't deny what beautiful birds they are!
  24. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Blue Jay on Forsythia
  25. Blue Jay, Central Park-SharpenAI-focus.jpg

    Blue Jay, Central Park-SharpenAI-focus.jpg

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata cristata)
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