Blue jays, with their striking blue, white, and black plumage, are one of the most easily recognizable birds in North America. These birds are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their diet varies from nuts, seeds, fruits, and small vertebrates. Blue jays are renowned for their loud vocalizations, often mimicking hawks' calls to ward off predators or to trick other birds. Blue jays are predominately found in North America, with a population of over 13 million. This is not a large number, as it is relatively uncommon to spot a blue jay compared to other local birds.
Blue jays, a vibrant and attractive bird species, can sometimes cause several problems. They are known to raid other birds' nests, disrupting the local bird population. Aggressive behavior and loud calls from Blue Jays creates a nuisance. These birds cause significant damage to crops as they consume a wide variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and small invertebrates. Last, like many birds, blue jays can also be carriers of diseases, posing potential health risks to other wildlife and domestic pets. Their droppings, when airborne, can carry and then transmit various bacteria and viruses.
Blue jays have cause a few problems despite their striking beauty. Moreover, Blue jays are opportunistic feeders. They have a habit to hoard and hide food creating messy feeding areas. They can rip up roofing, clog gutters and make a mess of trash cans.
While blue jays may be a nice thing to watch and look at, they can still cause havoc and problems. Be aware of this when you see them or any bird around your property.
Please contact AviAway Bird Control Services for your bird problems and needs.