Mating Blue Jay couple building a nest are gathering material over two days. Both parents participate in gathering material and building the nest. They are very slow and picky about what they gather and appear to give the subject great deliberation. Notice especially on the first half of the video that they each have different kinds of materials. They both give a barely audible contact chirp while they gather and are very careful about revealing the location of their nest. Typically flying a circuitous route back to the nesting site in case a predator is watching. They are extremely intelligent backyard birds.
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