Blue Jay in Autumn by lorilee

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A Blue Jay in my backyard in northeast Iowa. In the background is an oak tree in red autumn colors and a river birch that has already lost all of its leaves.

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CORVIDAE

Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

Size & Shape
Large crested songbird with broad, rounded tail. Blue Jays are smaller than crows, larger than robins.

Color Pattern
White or light gray underneath, various shades of blue, black, and white above.

Behavior
Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open.

Habitat
Blue Jays are birds of forest edges. A favorite food is acorns, and they are often found near oaks, in forests, woodlots, towns, cities, parks.

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Comments

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Hi, Kathy!! Thank you so much!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • julie08
    julie08almost 3 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thank you, Julie!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 3 years ago

    Awww…baby…what a sweetie and great capture. Nice close-up :o)

  • Thanks, Dawn!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    So wonderful!!

  • Thank you so much, Kristi!!!

    – lorilee

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmeralmost 3 years ago

    He’s gorgeous! Wish we had pretty birds like that here. All we ever really see are sparrows and robins.

  • Thank you, Ruth!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaalmost 3 years ago

    Fabalous shot!

  • Thank you very much!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    Oh they are noisy beautiful birds, this is a great capture Lori !

  • Thanks, Elfie!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    He is gorgeous Lorilee – Love it !

  • Thank you, Gail!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosalmost 3 years ago

    Lucky you. They are so beautiful. Well captured Lorilee!!

  • Thank you so much, John!!

    – lorilee

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 3 years ago

    Nice shot

  • Thanks, Tim!!! :-)

    – lorilee

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