But there is one bird-feeder bully that I'm particularly fond of:-- Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristat). Why do I tolerate these birds' behavior? - Because they're native, they don't travel in large numbers and they've got personality...
In the same family as Crows, Ravens and Magpies, Blue Jays are well known for their intelligence and curiosity. Like Ravens, they're attracted to shiny objects and similar to a Magpie they can mimic other bird calls. I've heard them do their "hawk imitation" when approaching a feeder to scare the other birds away. Sure they might be noisy and rude, but I prefer to think of them as just a little smarter and more out-going than the rest!
Blue Jay calls: Click for Sound & Click for Sound
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