Blue jays typically live in small flocks, and are highly protective of their nesting site. Add to Likebox #125395056 - Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) when feeding her baby. Though a rare visitor west of the Rocky Mountains, blue jays live throughout the Midwest and East. calls, Blue Jays make a variety of musical sounds, and they can do a remarkable imitation of the scream of a Red-shouldered Hawk. When flying alone, blue jays are subject to predation by hawks, eagles, and other raptors, however when in groups they will 'mob' much larger birds in order to fight them off. The bird is hard to miss thanks to its bright blue markings and a loud jayyy jayyy call. With Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager, James Andrews. Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past. Similar Images . Directed by Alex Lehmann. Can't remember if there's a minute difference in average size, though. Male and female blue jays are nearly identical. The “blue jay” of dry lowlands along the Pacific seaboard, the California Scrub-Jay combines deep azure blue, clean white underparts, and soft gray-brown. Blue Jay on tree branch. Steller’s Jays are common in forest wildernesses but are also fixtures of campgrounds, parklands, and backyards, where they are quick to spy bird feeders as well as unattended picnic items. A Blue Jay perched on tree branch. A large, dark jay of evergreen forests in the mountainous West. Is there a visual way to tell the difference between a male and female blue jay? Similar Images . It looks very similar to the Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay (they were considered the same species until 2016), but is brighter and more contrasting, with a bold blue breast band. Courtesy Lorraine Lynch Male and female blue jays are very difficult to tell apart, because they have identical markings. When patrolling the woods, Steller’s Jays stick to the high canopy, but you’ll hear their harsh, scolding calls if they’re nearby. The head, crest, and back are bluish purple, while the wings and tail are a bright blue … Add to Likebox #138904769 - Jay bird in the forest. Rasmus Boegh BF member. A Blue Jay perched on tree branch. jay! A Blue Jay perched on tree branch. Chances are good you’ve seen this jay the most. A female blue jay sits amongst tree branches vigilantly watching for danger and food opportunities. One of the loudest and most colorful birds of eastern back yards and woodlots, the Blue Jay is unmistakable. #137036498 - A blue jay perched eats seeds and nuts from a picnic table covered.. Michael Frankis conehead. Besides their raucous jay! winter. Blue Jay. A Blue Jay perched on tree branch. Male and female blue jays look alike with a white face, throat, and chin bordered by a prominent black necklace that extends from the nape to the breast. 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