What are Some Interesting Facts About Blue Jays?

Photo: Brian Desrosiers / Flickr
Photo: Brian Desrosiers / Flickr

Interesting facts about blue jays include the following:

  • Blue jays are smart, omnivorous birds that adapt well to a variety of environments, although they typically are forest dwellers.
  • They not only employ a characteristic “Jay! Jay!” call, but also mimic other bird calls like hawks.
  • Blue jays are easily seen across North America from forests to suburban backyards.
  • Blue Jays are known for their distinguished blue and white appearance.
  • They measure around 10 to 12 inches full grown and have a wingspan of 13 to 17 inches.
  • They typically weigh between 2.5 and 3.5 ounces.
  • Although they are known to be omnivorous (due to the fact that they can eat eggs and nestlings of other birds), they more commonly feed on acorns, nuts and seeds.