he Gray Jay can be found in North America’s sub-alpine coniferous and boreal forest lands. He likes lowland black spruce bogs, as well as upland aspen and birch woods. The Gray Jay has an interesting adaptation that allows him to survive in varied climates. He has enlarged salivary glands and sticks his food to the trees with sticky saliva. He and his mate will feed off of these caches of food through the winter months.
The Gray Jay is part of Nature’s “clean-up crew” and is a carrion eater in addition to his diet of seeds, fruits and grains. Gray Jays show little fear of humans, and can be easily tamed. This jay has got a well-earned reputation as a “camp robber”. He will take a morsel from your hand, then turn around and steal another when you are not looking.
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