[CT Birds] Blue Jays

martin swanhall mswanhall at earthlink.net
Mon May 3 09:25:07 EDT 2010


Thank, Janet, for the info - I always think of them as being nut/seed eaters

Marty

-----Original Message-----
>From: Janet Jerry Connolly <birdshop at sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: May 3, 2010 8:01 AM
>To: CT Bird Report <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
>Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Blue Jays
>
>Blue Jays primarily eat insects and nuts~~but, more importantly, they  
>are also primarily ground feeders/foragers.  (That's why they usually  
>prefer a tray type feeder).  They have been known to raid nests for  
>eggs and nestlings of other birds, but apparently this is not  
>common.  They are known to be among the most intelligent of birds.
>
>Sibley's Field Guide to Birds (eastern), and Sibley's Guide to Bird  
>Behavior contain fascinating facts about all of our birds, as does  
>one of our favorite websites: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/ 
>browse.aspx  (click on tabs:Identification/Life History/Sound/Video)
>
>
>Janet
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