BirdNote: Those Raucous Jays
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These daring blue dandies sound the alarm, announcing the approach of a predator.
Often the loud call sends the predator packing. If not, a family of jays may gang up and mob the intruder.
And, if that doesn’t work, the jay may mimic the call of a Bald Eagle or Red-tailed Hawk—birds at the very top of the pecking order—to dissuade the invader.
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