If you are a regular reader of this blog you’ll be familiar with my Blue Jay posts. If not…I have Blue Jays visit quite often, along with squirrels, because I feed them roasted peanuts. I had one squirrel so tamed this summer that he took them from my hand.
Blue Jays are incredibly smart and one in the neighborhood learned English a few years ago. When I would say “little squirrel, do you want a peanut?” this Blue Jay would show up. Over time I just had to whistle or sometimes the Jay would watch for me and the minute that I appeared on the porch he/ she would arrive on the wire above.
I am inclined to think that this Jay is a female ( you can’t tell them apart as is the case with many other birds…they are both brightly colored ) because over the course of a few months in the summer, there’s no Jay showing up. I think that it’s due to raising the family.
Blue Jays can live from 7 – 17 years or more so this IS the same one that has been coming around for the last few years :) She / He has been back for a few weeks now and I caught a few photos the other day. This is not easy….they are incredibly quick! Generally I take about 10 shots for every good one…
“Oh I feel shy! Are you going to take photos of me again???”
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