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Blue Monday

I saw this gorgeous Blue Jay again but the light wasn't great..Hopefully I'll get another shot of this big blue wonder soon ;) Not bad for an ISO of 1600 ;)

 

"It is difficult to differentiate between a male and female blue jay bird, as both of them are almost the same. The only distinguishing feature is that the male is slightly larger than the female.

The bird is known to mimic the sound of hawks, to scare and mislead the other birds that a hawk is close-by. This sound is usually heard when a blue jay is in search of food.

It is territorial in nature and would often chase off the enemy (cats, dogs and sometimes, even humans), if found near its nests or food sources.

Blue jay is aggressive and dominant in nature and would turn off many of the backyard birders.

The bird stands proudly as the mascot of various sports groups, like the Toronto Blue Jays, Canadian Professional Baseball Team, etc.

It sometimes eats the eggs and young ones of other birds and even steals their food. However, this is very rare, as a study of its feeding habits had shown only one percent birds with egg or bird in their stomach.

Blue jay makes monogamous and long lasting pairs that are for life and would break only when one of the partners dies.

The color of its plumage is actually the light of refraction, due to the internal structure of the feathers and is not derived from pigments."

 

Have a great day everyone!

       

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Taken on September 21, 2012