EASTERN BLUE JAY (Cyanocitta cristata) - © M P
among the smater birds
Jays are some of the more intelligent birds.
They will wait and watch for a person to put food down and as soon as the person walks away they will swoop down and steal it.
Along with crows, jays will also watch a person planting seed crops and afterwards dig up and eat the seeds.
Jays are very territorial birds, and they will chase others from a feeder for an easier meal.
The Blue Jay has a bad reputation as a raider of other birds’ nests, stealing eggs, chicks, and nests. However, this may not be as widespread as is typically thought.
Blue Jays, like other corvids, are highly curious.
Young individuals playfully snatch brightly coloured or reflective objects, such as bottle caps or pieces of aluminium foil, and carry them around until they lose interest.
Blue jays in captivity have been observed using strips of newspaper as tools to obtain food.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay
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Eastern Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (by M P)