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Sammy Jay - Quick Facts About Blue Jays

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Sammy Jay

Sammy Jay is a blue jay.  The blue jay is part of the same family which also includes the crow. It is a native to North America.  They are known to be noisy, bold and aggressive birds, having gained a reputation as nest raiders, stealing eggs, nests and chicks from other birds.  This behavior is not as common, though, as once believed.  Blue jays are very territorial and send alarm sounds to warn others when predators are near.  They are curious and intelligent birds and have a wide range of vocalizations, including the ability to mimic other bird calls (listen below!).  They often hide nuts to eat later, much the same way as do squirrels.




Blue Jay close-up

Blue Jay on branch