Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Bully Birds

 A couple posts ago, I posted a pic of a Blue Jay. Quite a few of you remarked on it. But truth be told, I have never been very fond of them. They seem to be such bullies, and reading about them confirms this. One day I saw a Blue Jay pull the worm right out of the beak of another bird!Here are some of our local ones.




But reading some of the facts at the end of this post made me feel a bit differently about them. What about you?


Busted!


FEMALE AND MALE BLUE JAYS LOOK THE SAME.

This is a rare characteristic among birds, and it is called sexual monomorphism, meaning the males and females look the same. 

BLUE JAYS LIVE A LONG TIME.

On average, Blue Jays live about five to seven years, but the oldest known Blue Jay lived for at least 26 years and 11 months.

BLUE JAYS MATE FOR LIFE.

The mating season typically takes place from mid-March to July. Once a female Blue Jay chooses her mate, they are typically together for life in a monogamous relationship.


23 comments:

CheerfulMonk said...

They’re too aggressive for me, but great pictures. ❤️

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Hootin' Anni said...

A lot of birds are considered "bullies", but for me there are such in all factors of life! Doesn't make me dislike them tho. Did you know that blue Jay feathers are not really blue? Their feathers are actually reflective brown!! Look it up in Google.

Ann said...

I have read before that Blue Jays are bullies. Even so they are beautiful birds. Interesting facts about them. I didn't know any of these. Especially the one about males and females looking the same. I just always assumed that the ones I've seen have been males since they were so colorful.

Jeanette said...

Bullies but they sure are pretty birds!

Martha said...

They are beautiful birds but definitely bullies. I think many birds are bullies though, just another fact of nature.

Chatty Crone said...

I did not know that!!! That is incredibly interesting. So they are pretty bullies. Yes the males are usually prettier so these are the same - very interesting!

Nancy Chan said...

I didn't know they are bullies but they are beautiful birds. Interesting facts about these birds.

The Feminine Energy said...

The personality of a blue jay is God-given. How can we ever find anything wrong with it. ;-) ~Andrea xoxoxo

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Ruth Hiebert said...

I may be one of few, but I actually like the Blue Jays. They brighten our winter landscape and can be counted on to bring entertainment.

Tanya Breese said...

I didn’t know they were bullies but I remember my grandpa couldn’t stand them because they’d get in his garden!

DeniseinVA said...

I can’t help it. I still love them.

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jp@A Green Ridge said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. I do not like them at all. They are loud, obnoxious and annoy all my other birds in my yard!!...jp

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Inger said...

I remember the blue jays from when I lived in NJ. Here we have a similar bird, called a scrub jay.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I like blue jays. I know they get a bad rap but I figure they're just the way God made them, for a reason. Also they're such a pretty blue. xoxo

L. D. said...

Your photos are so good. I appreciate the information too. I don[t get any of them at my feeder living in suburbia.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for the info on these I still enjoy them. I have actually seem them chased away by other birds.

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