Nature Through My Lens

Stellar’s Jay

The Rascal


A Stellar’s Jay (Calypte anna). This guy is the peanut bandit.  These guys have been prominent in my post lately.  Sorry, but I just can help it.  I love them.  They are such characters!

Another Stellar’s


Here’s my buddy the Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) with todays antics. I was sitting on our deck this morning. This juvenile Jay was snooping around in the trees. We put several peanuts on the rail of the deck. Within minutes it was on the rail and away with the peanuts! At the time I was sitting on the deck about 8 feet away! I love these guys!



Here’s a cheeky young Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) trying it’s hardest to figure out how to get the peanuts out of the holder. One of it’s parents brought it over and introducted it to the ring feeder. It finally got a peanut and few off happy!



Another proud Stallar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) This one has a wonderful crest that it’s very proud of.



A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) on the birdbath in our yard. This is an adult in it’s prime, and has a wonderful full crest. It loves it’s peanuts and must have made off with at least a dozen out of the feeder!

Stellar’s Jay


A Stellar’s Jay checking out the action on our feeder.

Bright Eyes


This bright eyed Stellar’s Jay is happy to avail itself of the seed in our feeder!