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There’s Something Different About This Blue Jay, But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What….

4 responses to “There’s something different about this Blue Jay, but I can’t seem to figure out what….”

  1. Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

    Hi, This is a juvenile Blue Jay – it recently fledged this spring/summer. Young Blue Jays typically havemore grayish markings on their heads before molting into deeper blue adult plumage. You can see more examples of juvenile Blue Jays here.

  2. HeartForNature says:

    Thank you. After looking at some more Blue Jay photos, I discovered it looked different because it’s crown was brownish grey, and I figured that was because it was a juvenile or female. Now I know!

  3. birdlover says:

    It’s probably a juvenile but another thought could be a blue jay in moult

  4. Coco Quincy says:

    Yes, that’s what I was going to say. It’s a Juvenile, I’ve had so many at my old house now I moved so all the birds are still coming in. Btw this is Coco I was gone for very long but I’m back on this new account 🙂

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