We live in northeastern Oklahoma, Submitted by Submitter on April 28, 2013 - 6:42pm. The Blue Jay vocalization most often considered a song is the “whisper song,” a soft, quiet conglomeration of clicks, chucks, whirrs, whines, liquid notes, and elements of other calls; a singing bout may last longer than 2 minutes. Be sure to let us know where you live or where you’ve heard this bird sound before! I usually see two together but once I saw 5 together. I live in NE Ohio. You proved that the 'smell' of humans handling birds or their nests does nothing to deter the parents from continuing to care for their young. They use alternate routes and decoy locations so that no predator can easily follow them to the nesting site. Today ornithologists are studying the communication of birds. Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I felt as if I were watching a foreign film without the subtitles: I could sense the emotion of the actors, and it all looked extremely interesting, but I simply couldn't tell what they were going on about. How interesting:). I loved reading about your blue jay experience. I'm gad I did! The sounds they were making with each other were beyond my scope so I had just made a couple sound patterns that I could muster. They're communicating, all right, but I can only guess at what they mean. I have also heard a bird (not sure if it was a jay) mimic a telephone ringing. So I'm quite sure they were females. Researchers have heard them imitating squirrels, Northern Flickers, Northern Goshawks, White-breasted Nuthatches, and mechanical sounds such as water sprinklers. These blue jays are very blue & it looks like all over and very defined peak on their elegant heads. Science has barely scratched the surface of communication between birds. Hunters don't particularly care for them as they not only frighten birds with their mimicking sounds, but also other wildlife. You have a great image of the jay. I bring bird food (and bread sometimes), and whole peanuts. We are in the country with woods on two sides. Up and interesting votes. Submitted by Deborah Ortega on March 10, 2019 - 12:37pm. Calls. This song is most frequently heard during courtship. Connie Smith (author) from Southern Tier New York State on March 07, 2013: So glad to see you sg! Here in North Texas I've discovered that one of our blue jays imitates the calls of crows and grackles. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Any time that jays discover an owl in daylight, they harass it. We have lots of blue jays here on the NC coast. Everyone interested in watching wild birds deserves her or his very own binoculars. I didn't know the birds could mimic other ones so well! Blue Jay bird sounds. It silently wings off through the trees, a streamer of bellowing blue jays trailing behind it. Take care. Then one male would fly upwards engaging the female to do the same. We also have the cardinals, doves and many other birds. But we can all listen to the sounds that birds make right in our own back yards. Blue Jays own my yard. It is a very unique sound. It lives in North America, and it’s recognized for its blue top and white chest and underpants. Judging by your very enjoyable comments, you are a person after my own heart. We had Cardinals around 20 years ago, the Blue Jay’s fought them and claimed our yard. More Birding By Ear. It is wonderful to connect to the beautiful spirit that you are, my dear friend. He downed several peanut halves and then took off. I feel blessed. This morning two groups of seven or eight blue jays stood in close clusters on bare tree branches, doing a sort of dance. I have seen you on Bill's site (billybuc), as well as Joe's, so I decided to see some of your bird posts. The first time it happened, I was actually trying to throw it to a squirrel, so it caught me off guard! At first I was stumped. I hope the recent storms have moved away from your area, and that you enjoy a wonderful upcoming weekend ;) Pearl. Voted up and awesome. JR Krishna from India on November 14, 2012: Interesting,beautiful,awesome and up for this one again. What interesting birds. I watched as two males vied for the attention of a beautiful soft gray-blue female. Very clever birds! I have photographed the blue Jay in my place too in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. However, much to my surprise it was not a red-shouldered hawk that flew out of the tree, but a blue jay uttering the same shrill but nasal ‘keyeer, keeyeer’! We had Cardinals around 20 years ago, the Blue Jay’s fought them and claimed our yard. Four versions: At the same they were stretching and scrunching their necks. I heard back sounds I had made to them last week or more. Blue Jays are amazing birds for sure. We are in the country with woods on two sides. Steller’s Jays are common in forest wildernesses but are also fixtures of campgrounds, parklands, and backyards, where they are quick to spy bird feeders as well as unattended picnic items. For a lack of a better term, the bird has a rather specific appearance and voice. The Eagle Optics Shrike 8x42 costs only $99.99. Thank you! This gives them the freedom to dine at their leisure with little to no competition. But I love their colors and their crazy mimicry. When both colorful cardinals and blue jays appear on a grey, snow-covered day, it is a sight that helps the winter months seem not quite so long. Most people don't realize that it is a myth about human scent, bird nests and baby birds. Listen to Jay on british-birdsongs.uk, which is a comprehensive collection of English bird songs and bird calls. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 07, 2013: I too, love to watch the beautiful blue jays. torrilynn, so glad you stopped by! Blue jays and cardinals are everywhere here. Its eyes are shut, as if it's asleep or bored or unaware of the blue jays that swoop down within inches of it. And behind your head. Despise them! — Pictures copyright 1999-2007 Michael and Diane Porter. Click here to listen to the sounds of other birds! Their antics uplift my soul. Males and sometimes females sing a quiet series of whistled, gurgled, and, popping sounds that they string together. It has a specialized whistle that I've never heard before. I derive so much enjoyment from watching birds, squirrels, chipmunks and the like. I'm so glad you enjoyed this article. I have no clue but they are so entertaining. Thanks so much for sharing. Instantly the fledgling blue jay struggled into the air and with its little wings beating frantically hurled itself into the dogwood thicket. I am sure you have some very lovely birds as well. On several occasions I have attempted to take its picture, but it grabs a piece of food and flies away before I can capture its beauty! www.highlandscashiersproperties.com. I saw a yellow cat trotting toward my yard, while an adult blue jay swooped back and forth above it, screeching loudly.

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