Birds Of the Backyard 2

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” -Harun Yahya

Our second entry for bird of the year, and in no particular order, is the Blue Jay. While having a somewhat nefarious reputation in the birding world for stealing the eggs of other birds, the Blue Jay itself is striking in color. Like the Cardinal before, the Blue Jay is common here in middle Tennessee. It is prevalent in our back yard and known for usually arriving in a bad mood as it chases others from the bird feeder, including an unsuspecting squirrel on one occasion that I was witness to recently.

Their song is like their demeanor, boisterous and unruly to the core. They are beautiful birds with the personality and a royal air about them of one who really does not care what you think of them. They command respect with their presence even if they are not the biggest bird at the banquet and they are fearless in protection of their young.

Read more about the Blue Jay and hear their song here:

Happy Wandering!


Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
step 1: Hold the nut with your feet
step 2: Break it open with your heavy bill
step 3: Is it edible or is it inedible?
It is edible! Next….

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