What are these Fort Kent blue jays doing?

Approximately 18 hours ago, Julia Bayly, a BDN writer from The County, posted an interesting photo on Facebook. Two blue jays that appear to be kissing.

“Okay my birding peeps,” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “Take a gander at this behavior… Blue jays at my house today… mating behavior?”

Julia took the photo after watching one of the jays grab a sunflower seed from the feeder in her backyard.

“[It] appears to be feeding the other,” she wrote.

Courtesy of Julia Bailey Two blue jays in Fort Kent.

Photo courtesy of Julia Bayly
Two blue jays in Fort Kent.

I asked her if I could post the photo on my blog, and she said “Go for it! Blog away!” Thanks, Julia.

A few comments from her Facebook friends (without naming names) about the jays:

I hope they don’t freeze together like that lol”

“Feeding, the one on the right is starved!”

“I think mating happens on the other end. Just sayin’”

What do you think? (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the comment section.)

Courtesy of Julia Bailey A blue jay in Fort Kent.

Courtesy of Julia Bailey
A blue jay in Fort Kent.

Aislinn Sarnacki

About Aislinn Sarnacki

Aislinn is a Bangor Daily News reporter for the Outdoors pages, focusing on outdoor recreation and Maine wildlife. Visit her main blog at actoutwithaislinn.bangordailynews.com.