(Keep this in mind if you want to set up a bird feeder for them.)
Because her babies died, except for the one which I am raising, I believe she may simply be applying her mothering instincts to the only candidate she could find; … A blasting jeer comes from a blue jay in the big oak. Blue Jay Behavior The Blue Jay is a very noisy bird and that is something that many people enjoy hearing. The blue jay appears to be acting completely selflessly! Fledglings are at one of the most dangerous time in their lives, facing… ----- Being a fledgling—a chick that has left the nest—is awkward.
It looks very similar to the Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (they were considered the same species until 2016), but is brighter and more contrasting, with a bold blue breast band. I have a theory that this particular blue jay is the mother of the fledglings which I found on the ground in this same yard. Blue Jay Behavior Blue Jays are noisy, aggressive and intelligent birds. American Expedition is proud to present information, facts, habitat info, bird feeding tips and pictures of the Blue Jay.
Blue jays are known to be beautiful, intelligent, and highly aggressive birds. They readily come to backyard bird feeders. The blue jay is an active, noisy, bright blue bird with a distinctive head crest, black necklace, gray-white underbelly, and white spots on both its wings and on its tail. The “blue jay” of dry lowlands along the Pacific seaboard, the California Scrub-Jay combines deep azure blue, clean white underparts, and soft gray-brown. Blue Jays build their nests in tree branches or where there is a "V" in the tree. The wings and tail are barred with black, and it has a bold white wingbar. Blue Jay Identification Overview ID info Life History Maps Sounds Adult Blue above and white below, with a prominent crest and a bold black necklace. Smaller birds scatter, except for a downy woodpecker, who freezes motionless on a tree trunk. Blue Jay: Medium, noisy jay with bright blue upperparts, pale gray underparts, distinct head crest, and neck surrounded with a curious black necklace. The Blue Jay is a very noisy bird and that is something that many people enjoy hearing. The bird has a white face with blue crest, back, wings, and tail. These two species, which look much alike, are often mistaken for mockingbirds or jays. It might have caught one, except that the blue jay ratted it out. Far less delicate than the careful organization of acorn woodpeckers is the gruesome behavior of northern and loggerhead shrikes. The adult blue jay is 11 to 12 1/2 inches long (slightly bigger than a robin) and is absolutely unmistakable in any of its habitats. How can we not jump to the conclusion that jays are aggressive bullies? Pairs of California Scrub-Jays are often seen swooping across clearings, giving harsh calls, with their long tails flopping in flight. Medium in size and gray, black and white in color, they tend to be overshadowed by flashier species. The blue jay, with its bold coloration and even bolder personality, is one of the most common and familiar backyard birds in the eastern United States. Oh Sweet Girl you silly jay. They are members of the bird family corvid, which includes other jay species such as Steller’s Jays, along with ravens and crows.Scientific research has uncovered fascinating details about the human-like intelligence traits corvids possess. The nest is made from grass, small twigs, leaves, and bark and is sometimes "glued" together with mud. They make a number of different calls including the distinctive "jay-jay".