Blue Jay 10/24/18

There are more than 3 dozen American Jays, most all of them blue and white and black, not to mention noisy, smart, and aggressive. But the Blue Jay is the only one common to the eastern US. They have a prodigious repertoire of sounds and calls, and are accomplished mimics as well, especially of local hawks. Occasionally I’ll hear some bird sounds I don’t recognize coming from the thickets and woods behind my yard, but after investigating it invariably turns out to be a Blue Jay. In New England some migrate, others stay put for the winter.

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