Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

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Stephen
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Bird ID, looks like a Blue Jay only bigger

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

https://youtu.be/qQyOcv9dJ2A

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