WHAT IS THE BLUE JAY?
The blue jay is known as a trouble
making bird. It often travels in noisy family groups
and they tend to scare away all of the smaller birds.
They eat the eggs and the young babies of other
birds and attack the nest by scaring the other birds
away by immitating the call of the hawk.
They are found through much of the areas of North
America. They grow to an average length of 11 inches
in length and their wing span tends to be 16 inches
on average. They reach sexual maturity less then
1 year after birth and mate in the spring and summer.
They usually net 2 or 3 times a year and usually
have 3-7 young in their nest. Their eggs are bluish
or cream colored with brown spots on them. Besides
eating the young from other smaller birds they eat
insects, carrion, fruits and seeds.