The Blue Jay

Essay by bennettad1Junior High, 8th grade March 2005

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When you hear the word sky what do you think of? Most people think of clouds, the sun, stars, airplanes, or even rain. Most people tend to forget about one of the most beautiful creatures, which spends most of its time flying in the sky. These incredible creatures are birds. They are the things that we wake up to in the morning and the things that we watch out our window in the afternoon. Birds just do not get the attention they deserve. In this paper I am going to take some time to tell you about a favorite bird of mine, the Blue Jay.

There are two unique characteristics about blue jays, which catch human attention. First, is their beautiful bright blue color with white underside and a crested head. Second is the bird's many different calls and songs which sometimes serve as an alarm for other birds when a hawk or a cat is near.

Another interesting fact is that Blue Jays are able to mimic the calls of other birds. They are one of very few birds that have this talent. Blue Jays are also known for raiding other birds' nests. They will attack any bird anywhere near the area of their nest in the spring, they will even go as far as stealing their eggs, young birds and even nests. They love robin nests and often take them over for their own nesting. In fact, a Blue Jay nest looks much like a robin's nest a large collection of sticks. The inside of the nest is usually lined with grass. These birds are considered to be very noisy and aggressive but during the nesting season they are very secretive. They Jays like to nest in very thick bushed areas where...