Blue Jay

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near residential areas. It is predominately blue with a white breast and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the Blue Jay are recognized.
The Blue Jay mainly feeds on nuts and seeds such as acorns, soft fruits, arthropods, and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, though it sometimes hawks insects from the air. It builds an open cup nest in the branches of a tree, which both sexes participate in constructing. The clutch can contain two to seven eggs, which are blueish or light brown with brown spots. Young are altricial, and are brooded by the female for 8–12 days after hatching. They may remain with their parents for one to two months before leaving the nest.
The bird’s name derives from its noisy, garrulous nature,[1] and it sometimes also called a “jaybird”.[2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay

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I’ve Got Eye on You

This blue jay in the snow has got eye on me…

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Mr. Blue Jay

A blue jay on the branch of a hickory tree…

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The Blue Jay and One Red Leaf

A blue jay sitting on a branch of a Bradford Pear tree with one red leaf…

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Bluejay

We’ve had some powerful winds lately and they blew this flower pot off of the deck…the bluejay found it a suitable perch…

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