Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Blue Jay cyanocitta cristanta
I always wondered where the phrase"naked as a jaybird"comes from,& I found out when I did some reading about the bluejay.They are born naked,not much down or anything covering them.I found a baby naked bird last year & couldn`t for the life of me think of what kind of bird it could have been,now I know.
The bluejay can be a noisy bird,especially when they band together to fight off predator birds.I`ve also seen them bopping their heads,& have heard them making soft,musical,almost bell-like sonds when they are communicating with their mates.Jays will store huge amounts of seeds & nuts in the forest & are responsible for enough of seed dispertion to start new pine trees & oak trees.I have seen all of this with my own eyes.This baby blue jay looks funny without his "crown".
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I have since thrown this bird feeder away!