Blue Jay

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A Blue Jay is an attractive addition to any garden and most certainly I found this to be true in mine. A group of sometimes up to 6 Blue Jays would take turns scooping up the peanuts put out on my wood deck for them. It was amazing to see after awhile they would get choosey and pick up the peanuts one by one, to find the heaviest before flying off with it. Blue Jays have a very distinctive call and they would let me know every morning if I hadn't yet put treats out for them. Very graceful, they are bold and aggressive at times, always a wonder to behold.