Here's a (kind of) bird that lives outside my house. It's a California scrub jay. We don't have blue jays here in Oregon, but we have these guys. Their color is very striking and their cry quite shrill. They are paranoid and hard to photograph or even spot sometimes, just looking like a blur of blue.

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Also here is a Stellar's jay. I tend to see them in forested areas at the coast. I would compare their behavior to the scrub jay. They seem scrappy and paranoid. Don't like to be seen.

@interneteh british columbian here: they do like to be seen if they know you have peanuts in your pocket! :-) And they have equally noisy friends too!
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@interneteh Jays have gotta jay, no matter where!
Eurasian Jays: squawk squawk squawk squawwwwkkkk!!
Also Eurasian Jays: *Sneaks from tree to tree like we haven’t noticed they’re there*

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