The other day, Mary Ellen was down at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when she saw a merlin and some blue jays. And then more jays. Eventually, about eight of the screaming birds surrounded the raptor and chased it away. And then they followed it and chased it away again. And again.
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Blue jays are a member of the corvid (yes, with an 'r') family, like crows, which also know how to team up and mob raptors.
I'm outta here: