Photos from the archives of 2 bluejays for 2sDay.
Blue jays belong to the Corvidae family native to North America. The corvidae family also includes crows, magpies, rooks, jackdaws, and others (up to 100 varieties). This family of birds have been found in fossils about 25 million years old.
Blue jays can be 30 cm. long and its brilliant blue colour is sometimes a trick of the light. Males and females are very similar in appearance. A surprised blue jay will point its crest forwards, while a frightened blue jay has its crest bristled out.
The camera is always ready to snap some photos.
You have to be quick as the birds flit from feeder to feeder very fast.
Thank goodness for digital cameras so you can delete those photos that are a little blurry.
The bluejays usually announce their arrival by their squawking. I do refer to them as the bully birds as they chase the smaller birds away from the feeder so they can swoop in.
Gorgeous colours and markings on their feathers.
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