Bird #5 — Blue Jay

cyanocitta (from kynos, blue, and kitta, chattering bird) cristata (crested)

Sunday, May 13, 1979 — 1:30 pm

Des Plaines, Illinois — West Villa Drive

Sally and I were walking to the Chicago-Northwestern train station in downtown Des Plaines to catch the train back to Moody. We had just set out and were about 60 feet down the road from home when I noticed two Blue Jays in a Norway maple. They were moving around among the branches that hung over the road. One of them had a stick in its bill.

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