Blue Jays have come to the feeder in great numbers, five at once, this morning. I love it, of course as soon as I was back with the camera the quintet disappeared. Blue Jays are a crow relative in the Corvidae (family) and relatively large = 3 oz., 11 inches long, 16-inch wingspan.
These guys are delightfully noisy and aggressive. They will eat almost anything – insects, to fruit, to seeds and acorns. Lovely bright blue wings and tail, with white patches.
Their calls/voice can be shrill and very harsh, scream or a clear whistle and they can mimic hawks, expertly. This group was traveling with some chickadees and later a morning dove was in the feeder at the same time too.
- My Blue Jay Captures (franzsfeaturedfotos.com)