The Blue Jay is one of the most widespread and well- known of North American birds. Their bright blue, black and white plumage and their loud calls make them impossible to ignore. They are very social and form tight family bonds. They are fun to observe with their odd gestures and many vocalizations. This resourceful bird will gather seeds in his throat pouch and cache them for later. You may also observe him holding nuts or acorns with his feet while he opens them with his beak.
Blue Jays thrive in areas where there are fruits and nuts. They are often credited with expanding the population of oak trees after the last glacial period due to their fondness for acorns. You can find this gadabout in woodland and mixed forests where there are large stands of oak. If you have an oak or berry bushes in your back yard, you are very likely to meet a Blue Jay. Chances are he won’t be alone, and will let you know when he arrives with his friends.
Suggested Feeder Types: Ground, Platform - Will take food where it is placed ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Cracked Corn
- White Proso Millet
- Black Currant
- Tree Nuts