Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata


Blue Jays have a warning call that makes any other birds call. JaY! JaY! JAY!!!


Scientists haven’t figured out the jay’s migration habits yet. Sometimes they fly south, sometime not. Some migrate yearly, some never do.



Jays love peanuts, sunflower seeds and LOVES acorns. Jays will bury seeds for later and not remember where, they hid them, thus contributing to the oak population. Go, Go, Blue Jays!!


King of the mount…. ahem…Β  King of the Spruce!


Jays have been known to imitate the calls of hawks. Possibly to either call them out or to scare other bird species.
Β© Ilex Farrell

20 thoughts on “Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata

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  1. Or to amuse themselves…one day when I was walking through a woodland I kept hearing what I thought was a red-tail, only the habitat was wrong and there was something a little off in the call. Finally my eye caught the blue jay’s, and I swear he laughed!


  2. Great post, I love Blue Jays. But I didn’t know that they can imitate, and do, hawks. That’s fascinating. I also wasn’t aware they migrate though I’m not so surprised cuz I didn’t expect that they NEVER traveled. πŸ˜‰ They awfully mischievous birds.

    Thanks for sharing.


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