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Summer, 2012

Jugtown Mountain Campground

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Summer 2013

Backyard

I had a surprisingly difficult time getting these jays to cooperate. I found them entirely evasive. But oh when one landed somewhere where i could maybe get a shot of him…. how my heart leapt. 🙂 I wish i saw them in my yard more often

 

Crows and Jays
Crows and Jays
  • Size & Shape

    Large crested songbird with broad, rounded tail. Blue Jays are smaller than crows, larger than robins.

  • Color Pattern

    White or light gray underneath, various shades of blue, black, and white above.

  • Behavior

    Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open.

  • Habitat

    Blue Jays are birds of forest edges. A favorite food is acorns, and they are often found near oaks, in forests, woodlots, towns, cities, parks

  • Voice:

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