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canada jay habits

lately we have seen 3 or 4 gray canada jays coming to feed on the tallows... but not every day.What else do they eat , how can we keep them coming back. They are handsome bird. What are their nesting habits??? My bird books of eastern US don't say anything about it.

Birding Expert - George H. Harrison

Like all jays, the gray jays love sunflower seeds, in any form...cracked or in the shell. They also like nuts of any kind. Gray jays will nest in early spring, sometimes so early that there is still snow on the ground. They build a bulky nest 4 to 30 feet off the ground, and lay 3 to 4 pale gray or pale green, lightly spotted or peppered eggs. Incubation is by the female for 16 to 18 days before hatching. GHH

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