Birds of El Paso County

Blue jays


October 17, 2018

Doug Harling

They are back! Well It’s Blue Jay time again. Not that they really leave us during the summer, they just stay much more secluded. Blue Jays will stay in nesting and breeding areas most of the year and are seldom seen. When fall comes around and the temperature starts to drop to freezing, the Jays make their moves. I can go most of the year and never see a Blue Jay in the habitat even though their nesting area is only a few blocks away on Jimmy Camp Creek. When fall comes, the jays come out of hiding to store food for the winter.

Blue Jays are partial to acorns and will spend most of...

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