I have a Blue Jay with only her bottom beak. She shovels seed onto her beak by putting her head sideways. Since the baby jays are now feeding out of the bird feeder I have noticed one that also has only the bottom beak. I tried to find information out on the internet but have drawn a blank. Can anyone help? Does this happen often or is it rare? I was concerned she wouldn’t survive the winter but she eats as much as any of them.

Susan Rigby



Blue Jays (Gord Belyea)

Blue Jays (Gord Belyea)

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.