Jays are members of the Corvidae family – think crows, ravens, mockingbirds and so forth – super intelligent group. I’m a a big fan of corvids and although jays have a rep for aggressiveness I am still in love with them.
This handsome fellow is a Stellar’s Jay – simply beautiful!
I heard what I thought was a hawk out the window only to discover it was a blue jay having a little fun with the songbirds clambering around the birdfeeder. Nice way to clear a crowd!