I’ve seen more blue jays this year in my backyard than I can remember in a long time. It could be that I am much more diligent about filling my bird feeder this winter. Also, it is certainly a snowier winter than those in the past – the birds in general must appreciate the food, not covered by snow. I also saw a sparrow and a girl cardinal yesterday, but I didn’t get photos.
Do you find that you love doing Nature Notes in part because whatever else is going on in your life, it is relaxing and calming to show birds and plants and flowers and beautiful waterways? Yesterday I was talking with some friends about some painful childhood memories – I am happy today to show you the my backyard blue jays.
I was wondering if the female blue jay looks different than the male, and I found this on a Penn State web page: “Male and female blue jays have identical plumages and can be absolutely identified only by their mating and nesting behaviors.” So male and female blue jays, unlike cardinals, look alike.
Do you see blue jays where you live? Are any of the birds blue?