I recently saw three blue jays eating sunflower seeds on my back deck, most handsome birds with a blue body and white chest.
What can I tell you about blue jays that you don’t already know?
Well, let’s start with their size, some 12 inches long and weighing about three ounces.
They can make soft, warbling chirps but also screech out a distinctive hawk call that sounds quite authentic.
Usually seen in pairs and flocks, blue jays are very protective of their nests and will even dive bomb humans, much like a mockingbird, when threatened.