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?
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.