The Blue Jay, “Practical Joker”

"The blue jay" - Hampshire Advertiser 16th November 1892
“The blue jay” – Hampshire Advertiser 16th November 1892

I spotted a jay on my icy walk this morning so I was intrigued to read what the local paper had to say about the bird.

I think the Boscombe jays are rather more reserved than those that “a bird fancier” observed in Toronto in 1892! If only today’s newspapers were as entertaining!

You will often find “old news” in House and Family Histories by Woods for the Trees! Contact Steph if you would like to commission a history of your house or family.

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