Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

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Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Post by Stephen » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Trying to figure out the name of the bird that looks like a Blue Jay but is about 35% bigger that was hanging around Lane Cove trying to steal food. Thank you


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Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Post by Stephen » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Figured it out a Grey Jay. They are known to eat out of your hand and I have seen them land next to your food ready to eat it.


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Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Post by jerry » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:34 am

Grey jays were active every day when I was at Washington creek last month. They are big.


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Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:19 pm

Otherwise known as the Canadian Jay, they can be as bold and as mischievous as the squirrels and fox on the Island.
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Re: Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

Post by hooky » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:53 pm

If you like the idea of grey jays eting out of your hand....

https://youtu.be/qQyOcv9dJ2A

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