Bird Sounds: Blue Jay

Blue Jay Calls

April 29, 2016
Blue Jay
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Here you can identify the sounds and bird song of the Blue Jay. Compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Blue Jay

I live in Westminster Colorado and I see many blue jays. I usually see two together but once I saw 5 together. They visit my yard and some times they fight over the food they are aggressive and chase away the bird that dares to eat at the same time.

Blue Jay

Blue Jays own my yard. I live in NE Ohio. We had Cardinals around 20 years ago, the Blue Jay’s fought them and claimed our yard. We are in the country with woods on two sides. The Jays drown out most other birds. They don’t seem to be afraid of us either.

Blue jay at home

We live in Rhode island and my backyard has some trees. Blue jays and cardinals are everywhere here. Beautiful! I feel blessed.

Blue jays

We live in beaver grove mi we have had one or two jays all winter very loud calls

blue jays in the farm fields

I was sitting in my suv this morning parked in front of the old farmers rock wall watching the chipmunks playing in the spring sunshine and I heard that call, I wasn't sure if it was a blue jay or woodpecker now I know for sure

The blue jays in my region

The blue jays in my region seem to mimic the sound of clothes lines being pulled quickly. I have also heard a bird (not sure if it was a jay) mimic a telephone ringing.

We have several of these

We have several of these pairs in our yard. They often try to steal the Robin eggs and the eggs from the Mockingbird's nest. It is quite comical to seek the Mockingbird chasing the Jay's and knocking him away from their tree. We live in northeastern Oklahoma

We have lots of blue jays

We have lots of blue jays here on the NC coast. I have several nests in my yard.