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Blue Jays

The loud screams of the jay are well known to about anyone who feeds birds, or walks in the woods. Blue jays are an effective alarm system, alerting all of the other animals with-in earshot of the presence of intruders. They can be skilled mimics, often expertly imitating the call of the red-shouldered hawk, in particular. Although a common winter resident, jays are highly migratory, and we get many more in spring and fall.