Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:


My partner Doug called me out to the kitchen to see a bluejay just now.  Apparently there were two, as one flew away and another one was spotted.  :D  I'd been hearing their calls all morning.  Then something fascinating happened: the bluejay made an utterly iconic "cuckoo-cuckoo" sound while we were watching.  I've known they can mimic -- a friend had a rescue bluejay that learned to mimic her phone ringer -- but this is the first time I've heard a bluejay repeat another birdcall.  And then it screamed "Thief!" in a perfectly normal tone.  LOL 

This was on the patio in the vicinity of the hopper feeder, so I suspect that the birds have already discovered that I put seed out yesterday.  Usually it takes them a week or so to notice.
Tags: birdfeeding, illinois, wildlife
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.