Category Archives: Blue Jays

Wet and Weedy

I’ve lost track of how much rain has fallen in June, but it’s about 6 or 7 inches above normal. Last month we had above average rainfall as well. I can honestly say that I have never seen so many … Continue reading

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Too Hot for Blue Jays!

It was our first very hot day of the summer season yesterday. Even the neighborhood Blue Jays were lethargic and panting! Save Save

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Up Close and Personal: A Gaggle of Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays Have a New Favorite Feeder

For the last couple of years I’ve been feeding peanuts to the Blue Jays that visit my yard. I used to set them on the platform feeders and when the supply would run out one or more of the noisy … Continue reading

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A Bumper Crop of Blue Jays

If you think one Blue Jay makes a lot of noise, imagine a whole gang! Six of these characters started regularly visiting our backyard feeders recently. There is at least one family because 2 of the birds still demand to … Continue reading

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Cup O’ Nuts

The cup of in-the-shell peanuts continues to be a huge hit with the Blue Jays. On one of the very cold days last week I added a few shelled, unsalted nuts to the mix as well in case woodpeckers or … Continue reading

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Hey Laaaaady!

“Hey you, in that cozy house…” “It’s an emergency out here. We’re outta peanuts!” “That’s more like it!”

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Blue Jay Bliss

I was tidying up the garage in preparation for winter the other day and came across a small bag of in-the-shell peanuts that I used to bait chipmunk live traps over the summer. I wasn’t sure if any birds would … Continue reading

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Boisterous Blue Jays

A pair of neighborhood Blue Jays successfully reared at least two youngsters this summer. I have several peanut feeders and the parents spent much of July and August snatching peanuts for their noisy, hungry offspring. Last week I was startled … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Bathing Blue Jay

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