Blue Jays are members of the corvid family which includes Crows and Ravens. Corvids are generally accepted as some of the smartest birds in the world. I can attest to that! We have at least four Blue Jays that come to our feeders and I’ve been trying to get good photos of them. I have some perches set up near the feeders and many birds, including the Blue Jays, land on them before going to eat. That gives me a chance to get more natural looking photos. The feeders are close to our porch which has sliding glass doors on three sides. I can set up my camera inside the porch, partially slide one of the glass doors open, and use the porch as a blind. Most birds are not bothered by my presence and go about the business of eating at the feeders. Not the Blue Jays. Even when I cover myself with my portable camouflage blind, they can tell when I’m there. They will be in the trees around the yard but they WILL NOT come down to the feeders. The minute I go inside the house, they come right down and eat. So, I admitted defeat and took this photo from inside the house, through the window.