Bluejays can kind of be jerks

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  1. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here in London's green spaces I'm used to seeing birds you maybe wouldn't expect in the city, such as kestrels, herons, egrets, cormorants, woodpeckers, swans, many types of geese, and the now ubiquitous ring-necked parakeet.

    But in the last few months I have seen honey buzzards, kingfishers, and just the other day, for the first time ever, a black swan.

    You want wildlife? Apparently you need to come to London.
     
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  2. Ringo

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    Years ago my parent's house had trees on each end of the yard, bluejays had a nest on one side and mockingbirds on the other side, constantly fightly swooping toward each other, and toward people too! Both are very aggressive birds.
     
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    Blue jays are my wife's favorites. I like the little ones, like dark-eyed juncos.
     
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    back in time about 259 million years after the last reptilian dinosaurs were in the throws of turning into fossil fuels , I used to throw a 50lb pack on my back and climb into the mountains for several weeks at a time . every time I did I took a small bag of mixed nuts with me to feed the the local whiskey Jacks a relative of the jay family , these little guys would fly right into your hand and eat from there , so cool , I kinda got to like jays after that

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    They dominate the bird feeder here, unless a Flicker shows up. Then they stand back. Raucous, group feeding. Essentially blue Crows.
     
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    They can be pretty aggressive.
     
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    I guess it's the blue jay way..;)
     
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    we have stellar jays here..related to the blue jays..very demanding birds..if i'm out on the deck..say..having coffee and a cookie or something..he/they want one too.i often toss a few peanuts for the squirrels we have around here...they come right up to your feet and stand on their hind legs just looking at you...give them a peanut, they go down the stairs in the yard then either jays or the local crows try and get the little rodent to freak out and drop it's treat. the jays will come right up to you and squawk until you give em something as well.re: bird hitting window we had a similar thing happen to our front window one night..our ( now passed) cockatiel was on his cage talking to us ( he meowed did rooster and a few other things too) and a huge owl smashed into the front window trying to get him..couple minutes later same thing..left an imprint on the glass full spread of his wings..must have been close to 4 ft in spread was like a someone had drawn it with dust on the window..he gets back up on the tree branch after and then decides to take off..we kept the curtains drawn after that
     
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    Hey did Ms BOC get the magpie pic?
     
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    yup...sure do
     
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    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My Grandparents to love feeding birds. Except Blue Jays. Blue Jays do like killing baby birds
     
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    Cam Friend of Leo's

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    Imagine that, birds eating birds and other such things. How awful! The hamburger meatballs for supper were yummy tonight. (Heh!)
    I've been dive bombed by redwing blackbirds. They are relentless whilst nesting.
     
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    up here the magpies and crows give the stellars a run for it, but out of all of them the stellars are most fearless, I did have some crows being me gifts of colored beads and leave them for me in the garden
     
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    ya...i can't remember back that far
     
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