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Traci Loc

Pittsburgh, PA, United States


We have a serial killer blue jay in our midst.
I witnessed him several times throughout the day flying about with unknown hatchlings in his beak. Then I had the unfortunate chance to witness him stealing the first of the newly hatched Northern Cardinals from the nest I’ve been monitoring and posting photos of here. And despite the best efforts of mom and dad, the Blue Jay had emptied the Cardinal nest of all three hatchlings by days end. Dad Cardinal still seems awfully disturbed by this, even the next day, as he keeps hanging out by the nest giving off feeding time chirps. Sad day all around.

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Serial Killer Blue Jay On The Loose!

Robbed cardinal nest

5 responses to “Serial Killer Blue Jay on the loose!”

  1. Robyn Bailey says:

    Sorry to hear that.

  2. robin ellison says:

    Ohh, I am very sorry.This makes me sad and confirms my fear.There is a scrub jay sitting in a tree night and day, watching a woodpecker nest in my yard. I think he is waiting for the nestlings to grow enough to stick their heads out.They are making audible little trills from within the tree cavity right now and the parents never leave them. I wish there was something I could do, instead of just waiting for it to happen. So sorry again about your cardinals. Nature sure is rough.

  3. Teresa says:

    And I thought mockingbirds were mean!

  4. Texas Bird Family says:

    The doves can get pretty mean too.

  5. Texas Bird Family says:

    Poor cardinals!

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