Blue Jay

Blue jay - CU

Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Our provincial bird is truly colourful, but has some other less attractive features. Especially if there are platform (flat feeders) with lots of sunflower seeds, jays can show up in the dozens and go through a lot of food. There is genuine concern that since blue jays are notorious nest robbers and steal both eggs and young, encouraging excessively high numbers might be detrimental to other bird species. Limiting the amount of food you put out on platform feeders seems to keep down their numbers. Another solution would be some kind of open fencing around a flat feeder, allowing small birds in while keep out the larger jays.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn a little about the night sky and get to know a few constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing. Begins at the
Oct
15
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn Walk in the Forest
Autumn Walk in the Forest
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn Walk in the Forest @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodlands are wonderful places at any time of the year, but a forest in autumn is always special. There are still lots of birds around, the witch hazel is blooming, and many plants are showing