In hopes of giving you all breaks from birds with insanely long names, here is a friend with whom we should all be familiar. It's a Blue Jay! They're mean little buggers--squawking at anything that moves, chasing other birds, hogging feeders...but at the end of the day it's undeniable that they're pretty handsome birds. We actually don't have Blue Jays in the Rio Grande Valley (we've got Green Jays instead). I actually took this picture in Austin on the trail at Lady Bird Lake on April 16, 2012.