im so sad as I type this. For weeks I've been enjoying watching two blue jays fly around the yard looking for bugs for a family. Also an abundance of squirrels and some crows. It's been like a utopia until yesterday. My husband found blue feathers on the ground. Im sure one of my cats is the culprit and she doesn't kill fast. She tortures first. This morning I heard no blue jay calls so I'm guessing the mate witnessed the horror. Oddly there were no squirrels or crows out this morning either, eerily quiet and sad. I have the cats too keep mice in the barn under controll but today I'm so angry with the guilty one. May be silly but I am. My pet bird loved calling back to the jays every morning. She will miss them too. Just wanted to share with people that could empathize.