While the Blue Jay is definitely beautiful, we tend to see the bird as perhaps a bit too assertive, if not outright obnoxious. One thing is certain when observing its behavior in the garden, the Blue Jay is not shy going after what it wants. Everything about this species speaks of energy and vitality. But that passion can make it a nuisance, even a pest. Our Native American forebears believed the Blue Jay to be a selfish bird, but if they found one of its feathers on the ground, they would see it as the call to a new venture ... and that we should embrace with authority and confidence.