A first for me and so excited!! Steller's Jay is most numerous in dense coniferous woods of the mountains and the northwest coast, where its dark colors blend in well in the shadows. (Image: Flickr / Alex O'Neal) Call of the Steller’s Jay. Stellers Jays are birds of coniferous and coniferous-deciduous forests. A very aggressive and domineering bird, Stellers Jays prefer to steal other peoples nests and prey on their young. The vegetable portion of their diet consists of seeds, nuts, berries, and fruits, and the animal-matter portion consists of bird eggs and nestlings, invertebrates, suet, small rodents, reptiles, and carrion. Steller's Jays are omnivores, and their diets are about 2/3 vegetable-matter and 1/3 animal-matter. Our Peanut Feeder, which allows Jays to cling while eating, is another great option. They are particularly fond of hummingbirds. Alas, it happens all of the time. All crows eat meat, some more than others. One distinguishing trait of the Stellers Jay is the vertical blue eyebrows present above each eye of the adult bird. The upper parts are bluish gray and brightest on the rump. Attracts 152 Different Bird Species (and still counting). They are also known to devastate a bird's nest and eat baby birds. At your feeders, Shelled Peanuts are a great option, as well as BerryWise ® seed – a sweet and crunchy treat consisting of Hulled Sunflower, Black … In the wild, Steller’s Jays feed heavily on pine seeds, acorns, and other nuts and seeds as well as bugs. The Steller’s Jay has a very distinct loud, raspy squawk. Blue Jays are known to occasionally migrate, but the phenomenon is not well understood. Hummingbirds will face many weather related dangers. Blue Jays are medium-sized ranging in length from 9 to 12 inches. They eat a lot of insects too, gleaned from the bark and blossoms of trees and shrubs. Wild Bird Center’s Platform feeders (in various sizes) are a great choice for this bigger bird as they may have trouble perching at a traditional tube feeder. Steller’s Jays are monogamous birds believed to mate for life. In the southwestern U.S. and Mexico they also live in arid pine-oak woodland. Blue Jays are very, very, unlikely hummingbird predators. Friendly Steller’s Jay eats unsalted almonds out of my hand! Intelligent and aggressive, the Stellers Jay is very active in feeders especially those full of peanuts which it caches and stores deep in the ground. The belly, wings and tail are deep blue. We watched a Steller's Jay try to capture a juvenile hummer while the hummer was sitting in a bush. Take strong steps to discourage feral cats and always keep pet cats indoors so they cannot stalk hummingbirds. Common in evergreen forests, the species typically sticks to exploring the higher canopies but will swoop into backyards to stop by feeders. ... 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