Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue Monday: Blue Jay

Wohoo! I finally caught a Blue Jay! I was busy cooking in the kitchen yesterday and noticed some birds playing and leaping on the grass. I immediately grabbed my camera and took a picture behind the sliding glass door. When I zoomed the camera...I found out that it's a Blue Jay! For more Blue Monday entries or would like to join us, just swing by to Smiling Sally's webpage.
According to Wikipedia, Blue Jay belongs to the "blue", Canadian or American jays, which are, among the Corvidae, not closely related to other jays. It is adaptable, aggressive and omnivorous, and has been colonizing new habitats for many decades.
Blue Jays can make a large variety of sounds, and individuals may vary perceptibly in their calling style. Like other corvids, they may learn to mimic human speech. Blue Jays can also copy the cries of local hawks so well that it is sometimes difficult to tell which it is