A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri). Like most Corvids these birds are very intelligent and curious. Nothing goes unnoticed in the yard. Something new will be checked out within minutes! I was about 2 meters from this one!
Here’s another shot of our old friend Scruffy the Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) It was in fine form today! Just raring for peanuts. It puts up quite a fuss when ignored!
Here’s my buddy, we nickname it Scruffy! It’s a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) and it’s sitting on the edge of a small fountain in our garden. It’s about 5 feet away from me and giving me the eye!
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) The Provincial bird of British Columbia
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) preening in high key!
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) intent on a peanut which is on the ground just off to my side.
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is focused on the peanuts I put on the patio table. This is a new one as It wouldn’t come in while we were there! Old Scruffy would have been right in there!
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
This spot on the fence is proving to be a nice location for a portrait. The other day it was a Flicker. Just after it left, this Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) dropped in to see what was going on!
A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) presented me with this perfect post. So, I took it’s photo! Background colour bokeh comes from a Japanese Maple. I have feature the Stellar’s Jay a number of times, but I never become bored with this Handsome, Intelligent birds. Especially one that poses for me!
A pair of Stellar’s Jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) on the bird bath in our backyard.
I haven’t had a Stellar’s for awhile. Here is one of our troop. We have five regulars that visit every day and relieve us of a bag of peanuts. A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) or Scruffy, if you like!
Here’s a special visitor to our birdbath. Listed as Rare in this area, this Western Scrub Jay ( Aphelocoma californica) quite enjoyed its bath! Time for some suet and it was off again. We had it here a couple of time this past summer and I’m very pleased to see it back. Known to hang out around the Aldergrove Athletic Park. We are only a couple of houses from there!
Here’s my fine feathered friend, Lefty, a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) giving me that where’s the peanuts look!
Here’s Scruffy. A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Like all Jays, it is a rascal. Here it’s in the Fuchsia flower pot hanging on our deck, right over there by the hummingbird feeder. It’s hiding peanuts there. Trying to be stealthfull, it’s anything but!
Here’s our buddy the juvenile Stellar’s Jay (Calypte anna), in for a spot of Tea! My wife has set several cups and saucers around the yard. They are on posts. Some have water in them, some have seed! The birds seem to enjoy them as there’s always someone on them!
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!
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!
A Stellar’s Jay checking out the action on our feeder.
This bright eyed Stellar’s Jay is happy to avail itself of the seed in our feeder!
A very striking Stellar’s Jay poses for a photo shoot.