38 Amazing Blue Jay Facts
You Probably Didn't Know (2021)

Intrigued to learn more about the robustious Blue Jay, whose noisy chattering prevails outside your yard? Read ahead to discover staggering facts!

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Iñigo Navarro

June 13, 2021


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You might find the Blue Jay to be an extraordinarily wild and boisterous species, or its flamboyance and remarkable intelligence may enthrall you.

But, regardless of how you perceive it, all these attributes are impersonated by the Blue Jay.

Observing the bird frequently, you might either become too fond of this bird or maybe too bothered by the presence of this loud and aggressive bird.

Blue Jays are one of the most easily identifiable species due to their gorgeous, intricately patterned blue plumage, as well as sport a stunning crest on their head.

However, there’s a lot more to learn about the amazing bird apart from its blue feathers and its robust and loud personality.

There are numerous mind-blowing facts about Blue Jays. It does not migrate south in the winter season. Though quite committed mates and devoted parents, it doesn’t miss a chance to rob the nestlings of other birds. The bird warns other birds of attacks from predators but bullies and kills other birds.

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Amazing Blue Jay Facts 2021

Explore the dynamic facts about Blue Jays. I bet you wouldn’t be aware of most of them, and chances are, you’ll also be amazed to learn about these intriguing facts!

1. Blue Jays actually don’t have blue feathers!

Are you surprised to know about this? Yes, blue jays don’t have blue coloring in their feathers. It’s just a trick of the light.

To understand this better, we need to delve into a few scientific phenomena. When light strikes the plumage of the blue Jay, all of the colors can pass through except for the Blue.

This blue color is refracted, and hence what you see are blue-colored feathers of the bird.

Considering birds like Cardinals that have a gorgeous red plumage, the striking color is due to a pigment called carotenoid. Unfortunately, the Blue Jay – and all bluebirds lack any such pigment.

It is simply a mechanism of light that causes us to see the gorgeous blue feathers, which are, in reality, plain brown.

blue jay feathers

2. Blue Jays are monomorphic species

Can you readily identify the sex of the Blue Jay perched on a tree branch? To be honest, both look astoundingly similar, so it’s difficult to tell the difference between a male and female Blue Jay.

This is quite rare in the birding world, where both the sexes have prominent differences - a phenomenon known as dimorphism. The male is usually a brighter-toned, conspicuous bird in relation to its female.

This does not apply to Blue Jays, where both the sexes are brilliant, lavender-blue with a dazzling pattern on the wing bars.

How to tell the birds apart then? Looking closely, you’ll note that the male Blue Jay is slightly larger than the female.

3. Blue Jays are slow flyers

Enjoying its leisurely aviation, as the bird elegantly flies around at minimal speed, occasionally flapping its wings, you can get a full-fledged glimpse of the beautiful bird.

When in flight, the bird keeps its body and tail at the same level - a feature quite peculiar to the Jay.

Blue Jays typically fly at a speed of 20-25 mph. Compare this to the duck’s speed, which is almost 60 mph, or the hawks, flying rapidly at a pace of 190 mph.

This explains why the incredibly slow flight of the bird makes it an easy catch for the predators like hawks, falcons, and owls, who would viciously attack the bird whenever given the opportunity.

4. Blue Jays are seed propagators

Even though they feed on various seeds and nuts, the Jays are particularly fond of acorns.

It is habitual for the bird to store lots of food, especially acorns, to feed on a low food supply. The Jay picks these acorns from fields and hides or buries them in places for future consumption.

However, much of these hidden and buried acorns are never eaten by the birds.

Many of these seeds have the potential to grow into mature oak trees. Dispersed randomly over a vast area, these acorns can, after some time, lay the foundations of forested regions with plenty of oak trees.

Blue Jays and Oak trees have a unique relationship, contributing to the massive propagation of Oak trees around.

a blue jay bird passerine

5. Blue Jays often collect light-colored flakes of paints.

Blue Jays have been known to collect paint chips and sometimes pierce their beaks in the light-colored wall paints, hoarding the many fragments of the paint.

Ever wondered what does the bird does with these paint flakes? Revamp its nests or feed on it?

Did You Know?

Paint flakes comprise calcium elements which are an essential component of the bird's diet.

The female consumes calcium to produce eggs with healthy and robust eggshells, so the bird prefers to stock it up well before the spring.

Pro-Tip

If you notice this behavior at your house, provide an alternate source of calcium to the birds, such as crushed eggs shells, to mitigate this annoyance.

6. Blue Jays belong to the Corvidae family

The Blue Jay is a Passerine songbird belonging to the family of Corvidae. This family comprises 133 members, including the crows, ravens, and magpies.

The Corvidae family is mainly known to possess extreme levels of intellect.

These brainy members display remarkable intelligence for animals of their size, and due to their inquisitive nature, they are known to be one of the most curious species in the world.

a blue jay bird passerine

7. Blue Jays have four subspecies

Thus far, four subspecies of the stunning Blue Jays have been identified. All of these species are prevalent in different parts of America, primarily North America.

There is very subtle variation between these subspecies, so it’s rather complex to identify their distinctive characteristics.

Common Name Scientific Name Appearance Location
Northern Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata bromia Largest among all. Has a rather dull, pale blue plumage Widespread in Canada and the northern United States
Coastal Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata cristata Mid-sized bird, with a vivid blue plumage Coastal USA from North Carolina to Texas. Not present in Florida
Interior Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata cyanotephr Mid-sized among all species. It has quite a dark blue on the mantle contrasting with white undersides Found from Wyoming and Nebraska to Western Kansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas
Florida Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata semplei Smallest of all the Blue Jays Southern Florida

8. Blue Jays can adapt to an array of habitats

Quite widespread in Eastern and Central America, south to Florida and Northeastern Texas, the blue jays inhabit a diverse array of habitats.

Not preferring denser forests with tons of layered plantations, the Blue Jays predominantly inhabit the deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests.

An extensive range of birds has settled in the pine woods of Florida and spruce-fir forests of Northern Ontario.

Over time, the Blue Jays have considerably evolved, having adeptly adapted to human activity around them.

Apart from living in Woodlands with oaks and beeches, now they’re a common species found in the urban and suburban regions. The birds are a common sight in parks, residential areas, and city centers.

a blue jay on tree branch

9. Blue Jays are the official state bird of…

Well, Blue Jays are the official state bird of none of America’s state. The poor birds have not yet been recognized by any of the states to represent them.

However, this does not compromise the popularity of the bird. The chatty and noisy creature is still quite desirable!

The Blue Jays are the provincial bird of King Edward Island in Canada. The beautiful lavender Blue species, marked by their incredible energy and robustness, are the symbol of the Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball team.

Not only this, they are known to represent numerous other colleges and universities throughout the country.

10. Blue Jays rub ants on their body

This came out as a tremendous surprise - but do you know that this bizarre behavior is a common practice among many birds?

Blue Jays cover themselves up in a mob of ants, spreading its wings and lowering down its tail to bathe in the crawling insects before having a scrumptious meal out of them.

Ornithologists have constantly been looking for reasoning behind the purpose of anting. It has been found that since ants contain formic acid, which makes them taste bitter, they cannot be readily eaten by the birds.

When these ants get onto the body of the Blue Jays, they secrete this formic acid which cleanses the bird’s plumage from fungus, bacteria, and mites.

Not only do the ants provide a disinfecting service to the Blue Jays, but now they are ready to be enjoyed as a delicious treat by the bird!

a blue jay on ground

11. Blue Jays are monogamous species

Unlike the many promiscuous species found in the family of birds, Blue Jays are a highly monogamous species.

Once the female chooses her mate, the two form a bond for life. Such committed are both the members of the pair that they stay together until one of them dies.

12. Male Blue Jays aren’t sluggards

In many cases, the male bird is simply responsible for breeding with the female for reproduction, merely to expand their breed.

However, the male blue jays are one of the most efficient birds who actively build the nests. Both males and females collect and gather material such as twigs, barks, roots, and dried grass to create a dense cup-shaped nest.

Once the female mate lays the eggs, the male Jay brings food for her during the incubation period and feeds it to her.

13. Blue Jays have strong familial ties

The Blue Jays not only build the nest together but once the eggs hatch, both mates vivaciously take care of their nestlings. The father is constantly engaged in the provision of food while the mother feeds her babies.

The baby Blue Jays fledge for almost 17-21 days, after which they are ready to leave their nests. Even at this point, the family of Jays maintains its strong familial ties.

They leave as a family, traveling together, as the parents accompany the young Jays, helping them search for food.

These young Blue Jays stay with their parents for around one to two months, after which they are ready to fly around independently.

Blue Jays become sexually mature at the age of one year, after which they begin their search for their mate.

an adult-blue-jay

14. Blue Jays are rollicking birds - playing around

Not only the adult Jays, but the young Blue Jays are also highly playful birds, whimsically playing around with random objects.

Often, while flying around or foraging on the ground, the young are enticed by small items lying around.

They snatch brightly colored or reflective pieces such as bottle caps or empty snack wrappers and carry them around with themselves until they lose interest, leaving the object behind.

15. Blue Jays have a witty sense

One of the most intelligent known birds, the Blue Jays, measure their actions before executing them. They take diligent steps to ensure they don’t become a target of any pitfall.

When trying to feed on the food, they can observe from afar; these birds practice the principle of waiting.

If they come across a spot where the humans are having a meal, they are widely known to sit back and wait for the people around to leave before they swoop down readily and collect the leftover food remains.

Similarly, farmers commonly observed that these birds wait for them to wind up their plantations process so that they could land on the fields to enjoy an exquisite meal.

In your efforts to attract the Blue Jays to your yard, you might notice a similar pattern.

Up until the point you’re filling the bird feeders and are present in the yard, the Jays would wait on the tree branches or electrical poles.

The moment you go afar, or a little out of sight, they will land on your feeders and have a delectable treat.

a blue jay near feeder

16. The Blue Jay has a conspicuous crest on the head

One of the most prominent features of the bird is its mid-blue crown of feathers on the head.

Not only does this crest add to the beauty and gorgeousness of the bird, but the lowering or raising of it explicitly explains the mood of the bird.

When the bird is excited, surprised, or aggressive, the crest is completely raised, forming a sharp peak on the head.

The feathers of this crest spread and bristle outwards, forming a brush-like shape when the bird is frightened.

When the bird is calm, spending time with other Jays, or feeding peacefully, you’ll notice the feathers of the crest completely flattened out.

The Blue Jay can communicate its mood by the mere position of its crest. How amusing is that?

a blue jay crest

17. Blue Jays act as an alarm system to warn from predators

With the many sounds that the bird can make, its raspy, loud scream is commonly recognized as an alarming sound by other birds.

One of its biggest predatory is the Red-Tailed Hawk, and the Blue Jay can proficiently imitate its sound.

Whenever the hawk is nearby, the Jay warns all the other birds with its alarming call. And, thus, the smart Jay saves itself and many other birds around from becoming a delicious treat for the hawks.

However, the alarm is not always used as a warning by the Jay. The clever bird sometimes uses it for its advantage, typically to enjoy the meal first and deter away all the other birds.

To do this, they make hawk sounds even when no such threat is present, causing all the other birds to fly away to protect themselves. This leaves the Jays to enjoy the treat alone with no competitors.

Fun-fact

The Blue Jays can even imitate humans, among other animals such as hawks and cats.

18. Blue Jays are loud, boisterous species

The Blue Jay is typically one of the most garrulous and talkative birds of the bird kingdom. The sound of this chatterbox prevails the environment where they dwell and forage as the loud yet energetic bird flies around.

Blue Jays have the potential to make numerous calls. Therefore, even though there might be slight differences in the vocalizations of individual Jays, the calling style can be easily categorized as the Blue Jays.

Despite being one of the many songbirds, the Jays tunes are not quite renowned. In fact, not all its calls are pretty pleasant to the ear; some are extremely squeaky and annoying, comprising clicks and whines.

The high-pitched ‘Jayer Jayer’ tune is one of the most commonly identified vocalizations of the bird. The tone gets more intense and rapid as Jay becomes more agitated.

Did you know?

Concurrently, the bird also has some subtle calls which they use to communicate among themselves in close proximity.

If the Blue Jays visit your backyard, despite the spectacular view they are, you might sometimes find their loud and abrasive subsequent calls to be too irritating to hear.

The gurgling calls of the bird are widely known to be quite obnoxious.

19. Blue Jays can chase away potential predators

Not only do these intelligently witty birds have the potential to imitate the hawks, but they can even chase away predators that might be approaching them in an attempt to gobble the bird.

At the sight of a predator, the Blue Jays band together and use their aggressively loud, high-pitched calls to scare away predators.

They would even mob and chase away the predator so fiercely to protect their territory and their nests.

a blue jay perched

20. Blue Jays are one of the most intelligent birds

The intelligence of the Blue Jays cannot be undermined. One of the smartest and most intellectual species of the bird kingdom, it is claimed that they get these traits from being members of the Corvid family.

Their intelligence can be determined from a number of their sharp-witted behaviors. From using their vocalizations to chasing away predators to sending warnings around, the Blue Jay protects the many species from becoming a vulnerable target.

Even when preying on other birds or searching for food, they make incredibly calculated moves to prevent an attack.

21. Blue Jays can use tools to make things work

The capability to use tools to make things accessible is one of a very quality among birds. Blue Jays have been known to using such tools to obtain food for themselves.

They would use strips of newspapers to bring food closer to them or alter the locks of the cages in attempts to open them when kept captive.

Fun-Fact

The crow is another such species, also a member of the corvid family that makes use of tools to make objects accessible.

22. Blue Jay gets its name from its chattering personality

The scientific name for the energetically high passerine songbird is Cyanocitta cristata. Breaking down the two words and understand the meaning, one is baffled to note how adeptly the bird is named.

Cyanocitta is the name of the genus, derived from the Greek word ‘kyanoes’, which means Blue, and kitta, which means chattering jay.

Cristata, on the other hand, is a specific name given to the bird, deriving from the Latin word refers to the highly prominent blue crest of the Jay.

This scientific name roughly translates to the English term ‘Blue chattering tufted Jay’.

These Jays are specifically named so due to the noisy and garrulous nature of the bird. And hence, it is commonly known as the Blue Jay!

a white blue jay

23. Blue Jays are rather aggressive birds

Along with being lively and robust birds, the Jays are often filled with aggression against other birds. Being the dominant species that they are, they can be fierce towards other birds.

In fact, there have been instances where the hostile bird has decapitated other birds in its combat. Attacking smaller birds and killing them is pretty widespread among the Jays.

They sneak into the nests of other birds when the parent birds leave their nestlings unattended and enjoy a scrumptious lunch. They might also steal the eggs and nests of other birds.

24. Blue Jays are midsized birds

You can easily spot the Blue Jays perched onto trees not only because of their conspicuous colors, but their relatively moderate size enables them to be easily spotted.

Measuring around 9-12 inches in size from its bill to the tail, the Blue Jay weighs approximately 2.5 to 3.5 ounces, having a wingspan of almost 15 inches.

If you compare its size, you’ll note that the Blue Jay is smaller than a crow but larger than a robin.

However, you are likely to note slight differences in the size of various subspecies dispersed in multiple regions.

a white blue jay

25. Blue Jays can use the nests of other birds as well

Not quite picky about the location of their nests, the Blue Jays simply look for a secure site, though they do not like to inhabit densely forested regions.

However, they usually prefer their nests to be situated in the higher branches of the tree, either in a coniferous or deciduous tree.

If they do not find a specific tree to create a nest for themselves, they might even use large mailboxes.

Both the male and female partners take an active role in collecting the dried grass, twigs, dog fur, barks, and strings for their nests and weaving them into a cup-shaped nest.

They won’t hesitate using the nests of similar-sized birds if they find them appropriately built for their use. One bird whose nest is often stolen by the Blue Jays is the American Robin.

You can consider purchasing a birdhouse for blue jays to hang in your yard to provide a safe dwelling space for the Jays.

26. Jays are targeted by a handful of Predators

You might think that these aggressive birds are always able to chase off their predators. No, that’s not the case! Blue Jays often become victims of violent predators, especially the raptors such as Hawks and Owls.

Many times, their slow flight makes them an easy target for these rapid flying raptors who fiercely attack and gobble the bird in no time.

Apart from preying on the adults, many animals also feed on the eggs and younger ones of the Jay, including cats, snakes, crows, squirrels, and raccoons.

However, if a band of aggressive Blue Jays is present at the site, the attack would likely be warded off as the Blue Jays would scream and chase away their predators.

27. Blue Jays are a heck of Bullies!

Amongst their species, you’ll find the Jays to be very cooperative and close-knitted.

However, at the same time, you’ll find these jeering species to mock and bully other birds, especially the smaller finches, sparrows, and others, dominating them at bird feeders and scaring them away.

These birds are widely known for their aggressive and noisy tendencies while feeding. This way, they have plentiful access to loads of food.

a blue jay eating peanut

They mimic the sounds of hawks, fooling other species of birds around who fly away due to fear of lurking hawks so that they can enjoy their sovereignty.

You might have noticed this common sight in your backyard if Blue Jays are a frequent visitor to your yard. With their loud and aggressive vocals, they drive away birds that pose as a competition for them at the feeders.

Pro-Tip

How to manage this issue?

To prevent any combative behavior in your backyard, set up separate birdfeeders for the Blue Jays and the tinier birds so that these birds are not intimidated by the presence of the Jays, while the bigger birds like the Blue Jay feel welcomed too.

Explore the Joy Window Bird Feeder, which is perfect to feed the Blue Jays, giving both the larger and smaller birds ample space to feed.

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With a tray that holds up to 3 cups of seed, watch cardinals, blue jays, finches, juncos, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, sparrows and more enjoy themselves

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28. Blue Jays have a long lifespan

On average, most of the Blue Jays living in the world are known to have a lifespan of around 7 years. However, this number is highly variable, subject to numerous factors such as the bird’s environment.

You might be astounded to know that the oldest living Blue Jay was 26 years and 11 months old. That is a phenomenally long-life duration for Corvid birds.

Another wild jay was found to demise at the age of 17 years and 6 months.

Becoming a target of predators such as cats, hawks, owls, and squirrels is the most common cause of mortality among these birds.

Sometimes, they might collide with fast-moving vehicles, windows, or electrical poles, resulting in severe injury and ultimately death.

Another prevalent cause that has led to the death of many Corvids’ including the Blue Jays, in the recent decades is the West Nile virus.

Highly susceptible to this disease, many blue Jays have deceased due to this deadly disease, resulting in massive local declines.

Fortunately, though, this has not had too significant an impact on the overall population of the Jays, which seems to be on the rise.

29. The Female Blue Jay carefully selects her mate

One way to tell the difference between the two almost identical male and female species is their courting and mating behaviors. So if you ever happen to observe the two in courtship, you can decipher the male and female!

The Blue Jays are frequently seen in groups of around 3 to 10 birds. These courtship groups usually have one female Jay who closely observes and assesses the behavior of all the male Jays in the group before selecting her mate.

The males usually follow the female around. When she begins to fly, the entire group follows her, and when she lands, the group of males also land with her.

Once the female chooses her partner, the two engage in courtship. When the female lays eggs and incubates the eggs, the Male Blue Jay brings food for her and feeds her.

blue jays branches perched

30. Blue Jay eggs are light blueish brown

The Blue Jay lays greenish-blue, light blue, or brown eggs with brownish speckles on the shells, measuring around 1 inch in size. Producing one brood a year, the Blue Jays lays eggs with a clutch size of about 2-7 eggs.

The female incubates the eggs throughout the incubation period, which lasts around 17 to 18 days.

Once the eggs are hatched, the nestlings fledge for around 17-21 days before they are ready to leave their nests.

### 31. The mating season takes place from March to July

Blue Jays form monogamous pairs, mating together for an entire lifetime. The Blue Jays produce only one brood in a year, producing around 2-7 babies at a time.

32. Blue Jays molt once a year

Have you ever seen a nearly bald Blue Jay flying around in your backyard? You might be contemplating if the bird is sick due to its heavy loss of feathers.

Like many other birds, it’s a common phenomenon for the Blue Jays to molt once a year, usually between June and July.

During this time, most of the birds’ feathers are shed, replenishing the feathers as newer ones grow. The bird wouldn’t go completely featherless, as the skin is not visible, but the coating somewhat reduces.

This procedure lasts for almost six weeks, after which the bird gets back its spectacular blue plumage with intricately patterned wings.

a blue jay molting

33. Jays are noisier in the fall than in the spring

We know how aggressively loud and garrulous the Blue Jays are, to the extent that they might sometimes become exasperating to deal with.

You might be surprised that the Blue Jays do practice some calmness and are relatively tranquil during some time.

The birds become pretty quiet during the spring and early summers when they are nesting. Protecting themselves and their nests from external species is imperative, so they remain secretive, trying to conceal their dwelling spot.

As soon as the summer is over, you’ll see a sudden transition in the behavior of Blue Jays.

They get back to their noisy selves, rummaging for food, chasing away their predators with their rusty vocalizations, and communicating information to their peers around.

34. Blue Jay hatchlings are naked at birth

As soon as the eggs are hatched, what comes out is not an alluring sight. At the time of their birth, baby Blue Jays are naked - with no feathers - only bare skin on their tiny body.

They are blind and limp, unable to see anything when they first come out of their eggs, chirping helplessly.

The mother, Jay, takes care of the nestlings, rearing them while the male blue Jay fetches food for the family. These tiny jays undergo significant development before leaving their parents’ care.

After around 8-12 days, the nestlings can gather some strength. They can now open their eyes and see around. Tiny little feathers also begin to emerge from their sheaths after some time.

Gradually, the baby jays step out of their nests, practicing to wander around 15 feet away from their nests before they are entirely ready to leave their nests with their entire family.

In a few days, they can walk a distance of almost 75 feet independently.

a baby blue jay

Till around eight weeks, the young jays are primarily fed by their parents, who collect insects, seeds, and nuts for them.

These juveniles still do not have a dense, well-developed plumage, due to which they are often confused as abandoned baby blue jays.

These young Blue Jays still have not developed their signature crest, and their plumage tends to have more feathers with hues of grey and white, with very minimal blue and black feathering.

Warning!

If you spot a tiny baby blue Jay, you might assume it to be abandoned. In reality, the chances are the bird is wandering around, with its nest nearby. It is, therefore, best to leave it alone, or if you feel it is endangered, return it to its nest. Please note not to scare it away or capture the innocent little bird.

35. Blue Jays lack a concrete migratory behavior

Unlike most species of birds that migrate south in the winter season, Blue Jays’ migration pattern cannot be concretely predicted.

They are considered as partially Migratory Bird, quite often staying in their habitat throughout the year.

Sometimes, blue jays decide to take the journey towards the south to enjoy the warmer temperatures without any apparent reason.

Even though you can’t predict if the bird would migrate the following year, it is contemplated that factors such as the availability of abundant food sources and the intensity of the weather conditions determine the decision of the Jays.

36. Blue Jays are diurnal birds

Typically, the Jays are most active during the day when they leave their nests to forage for food. As a result, you would rarely hear the garrulous bird singing its gurgling calls during the night.

Even if they decide to migrate for the season, they travel during the day. As a result, they form a bevy of 10-250 birds when they take up the journey to leave their habitat and migrate for some time.

Often, the birds are seen flying in flocks of few, either as a family or accompanied by their fellow Jays. These communal birds tend to make a stronger force, easily warding off predators when in groups.

blue jay cyanocitta cristata

37. Blue Jays enjoy socializing and partying around!

Imagine blue jays to subtly be perched on the elevated branches of the trees, singing melodious songs. Well, that’s not too typical of the Jays.

They are highly robust and energetic birds, swinging around and announcing their presence with their loud and noisy vocalizations.

From chasing away predators to scaring the smaller birds, the Jays band together and chatter incessantly on the trees.

They are referred to as ‘Party’ due to their boisterous personality, often making strikingly loud and enchanting entrances!

38. Blue Jays are a symbol of determination, faithfulness, and assertiveness

Analyzing the Blue Jays personality in-depth, you’ll see how the marvelous bird of nature symbolizes deep-rooted faithfulness and accord.

Among its family, it’s incredibly loyal and caring towards each other, forming lifetime bonds with its mate. The robust Blue Jay also profoundly resonates with boldness and assertiveness.

Due to the incredibly aggressive personality of the birds, it doesn’t have a lot of friends in the bird kingdom, so to maintain its dominance, it needs to exhibit assertiveness.

Do you see how boldly the bird scares away the larger predators and protects the smaller birds? That’s astonishing!

Apart from its fierceness, the bird’s staggering intelligence cannot be refuted. It possesses the highest wisdom, passion, and curiosity among all the other birds around.

Moreover, these wise folks can get away with a lot of challenges due to their endearing personality.

a blue jay in water

Keep Reading!

Are you still mind-boggled to learn about the complex yet exciting personality of the Blue Jay?

Its intelligence, boldness, and wit can’t be denied, but at the same time, the loud, aggressive and furious nature of this songbird can sometimes make it hard to deal with.

Despite this, it still becomes a target of many of its predators due to its slow flying speed. Having the garrulous and robust Blue Jays in your backyard would undoubtedly stimulate the environment.

Even though they can be jeeringly noisy, and threaten other birds, ultimately chasing them away wouldn’t be a great idea.

Instead, to create a tranquil environment in your backyard, consider keeping separate feeders for mid-sized birds like the Jays to give them sufficient feeding space.

Keep in mind that many other astounding Blue colored birds might be frequent visitors to your yard. Find out more about birds with blue heads.

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My name is Inigo and I'm the the founder of Bird Watching USA! I started Bird Watching with My father-in-law many years ago, and I've become an addict to watching these beautiful creatures. I've learnt so much over about bird watching over the years that I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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