Find Blue Jay stuffed animals, facts and information in the Aviary at Jeannie's Cottage. These Blue Jay stuffed animals and giftware shown above reside at Jeannie's Cottage. They include: Blue Jay Keepsake Box from Wild Republic, a Bejeweled Blue Jay Keepsake Box, Jim Shore Miniature Blue Jay figurine, a Blue Jay Ornament from Ganz, Rocket the Blue Jay Teenie Beanie Baby, Jake the Blue Jay Puffkin, a Webkinz Lil Kinz Blue Jay and a Blue Jay from Wild Republic's Audubon Bird Series. Check the Jeannie's Cottage Gift Shop to buy them.
The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a very attractive 2 inches long. The Blue Jay is common in suburbs, city parks, farmlands and woodlands. It is very noisy and bold, like most Jays and often migrates in huge flocks. It is a permanent resident throughout its range.
Females lay 3 to 6 eggs that are light greenish to olive and spotted with brown. The incubation period is from 16 to 18 days. The nest is built in the fork of a tree; 5 to 50 feet up. It prefers oak forests, but also inhabits suburbs, farms and towns. The nest is built of twigs and rootlets and lined with grass and feathers.
Blue jays will eat fruits, seeds, nuts, insects, birds' eggs, small birds, mice treefrogs and snails . Breeding range is expanding to northwest; but is generally found east of the Rockies from southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.