Why are Blue Jays far more noisy in fall than earlier in the summer?

April 1, 2009
At certain times of year Blue Jays can be noisy neighbors. Photo by Larry via Birdshare. At certain times of year Blue Jays can be noisy neighbors. Photo by Larry via Birdshare.
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Early in the summer they’re nesting, and being as secretive as possible. Now families have joined flocks and are migrating to new areas. It’s right in the middle of hawk migration, too, so they’re all squawking their heads off about new food discoveries, predators, greeting relatives and old neighbors, and they’re no longer concerned about predators finding their nests.

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Comments

  • Sayyeda Fatima Raza

    Are all corvidae birds like this? or only bluejays?