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  • n. Plural form of jay.


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  • Prior believes parrots, too, may yet show hidden mental skills -- but it is the crow family, which includes magpies and jays, that is the smartest.

    The News is - The News is Now Public

  • Or, to choose an example that doesn't involve advertising, there is 'anting': the odd habit of birds, such as jays, of 'bathing' in an ants 'nest or otherwise applying ants to the feathers.

    The God Delusion

  • "Sometimes a chap goes into his shop and poses as an expert -- those are the kind of jays that fill Jim's soul with joy.

    Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales

  • I listened as the blue jays and chickadees came to life.

    An outdoor frame of mind.

  • I bought this call last deer season and when i was walking back from my stand i saw a 6 pointer and i knelt down and started using it he came within 25 yards of me knowing that i was there i could have shot him but it was early. 4 stars also if you blow it to lightly it draws in blue jays


  • He thought that maybe he could get her to appreciate his gun if he could shoot one of the jays that she hated so much.

    The Blue Jay

  • His mother hated blue jays, hated them with a passion she usually reserved for no-count trash who drank beer on their front steps and worked on their cars in the street.

    The Blue Jay

  • “Here they are, Grandma!” she cried, and skipped to the shelf bulging with robins, cardinals, blue jays, finches, and ravens.

    The Bird House

  • For example, diseases like West Nile virus are becoming more prevalent with global warming, and when birds like jays get West Nile they tend to die.

    Mike Sweeney: Who Moved My Climate?

  • Fortunately, there are a number of things that we can do to reduce the risk of extinction of the jays -- like moving them to an island that is likely to stay cooler in the future.

    Mike Sweeney: Who Moved My Climate?


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