Tweeting on the Toronto Blue Jays (and their bird counterpart)

Blue jay <i>(Cyanocitta cristata)</i> (Photo by NCC)

Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) (Photo by NCC)

October 5, 2015 | by Raechel Bonomo

Let's go Blue Jays, let's go! To help you cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays, here are some handy tweetable facts about the bird from which they get their name.


Just like the base-stealing Toronto Blue Jays, the bird on their jerseys is a stealthy flyer. (Tweet this!)

Blue jays are team players on and off the field. Male and female blue jays work together to build their nests. (Tweet this!)

Toronto Blue Jays help spread cheer, but blue jays spread acorns! (Tweet this!)

Price may have mastered the fast ball, but can he make hawk calls like a blue jay? (Tweet this!)

Toronto Blue Jays roster: 40 players. A blue jay’s migratory flock: 250 birds. (Tweet this!)

Blue jays have tight family like bonds, making for great teams on and off the diamond. (Tweet this!)

The average blue jay weighs 70–100g; as much as a baseball cap! (Tweet this!)

While the Jays have blue uniforms, their mascot's feathers only appear blue by reflecting light. (Tweet this!)

A blue jay’s helmet (crest) conveys the bird's mood and bristles when frightened. (Tweet this!)

The Jays' uniforms change at home and away games, while blue jays change their feathers in June. (Tweet this!)

In celebration of World Animal Day (October 4), Land Lines is featuring a number of animal-themed posts throughout the week.

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Raechel Bonomo is the content creator/staff writer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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