Looks like this is going to be a another bird post. With the cold winter I hang around the bird feeder mostly these days.
Among the Sioux Native American nation the blue jay symbolizes double vision or clarity of vision. It has something to do with the blue of the sky and the juxtaposition of the blue of the jay. This photo of the tail shows how stunning those blues can be. You will hear a blue jay from quite a distance, although, since it mimics many calls including the hawk, you may not know that a blue jay is watching you. All of my birds leave the feeders pretty rapidly when these jays show up including our red-bellied woodpecker. They are bullies when food resources are low. These birds look slim to me and not greedy eaters.