Tuesday, March 8, 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Steller's Jay

The other week when it snowed, one of the visitors to our backyard feeder was this Steller's Jay. You always know they are there without even seeing them as they are quite vocal. Of course they are bullies. What jay isn't?

The Pacific form of the Steller's Jay doesn't have the white eye shadow like the Rocky Mountain ones. I do like the blue streaks on the face. These birds are very common in our area.

Adult Pacific Form Steller's Jay- February 2011

From May 2009
 


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22 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Those Jays are noisy, like all the corvids. I can even see the snow falling in your captures. Like those light blue patches on its crest. I never noticed that before.

don said...

Fine shots of this beautiful jay. We have mountain jays but none of this variety as far as I know. Nice one.

Gary said...

Really beautiful guys!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

Such a beautiful blue; and I love those two flashes on the head.

Pat Tillett said...

BEAUTIFUL!
I think these are my favorite birds. Tons of personality and as smart as can be!

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

I have heard of this type of Blue Jay, but can't say I've ever even see a picture of one. These birds are awesome, Sally. The deep blue and light blue combination is just spectacular. Well done! :)

Sondra said...

Always enjoy the jays and the stellars are just that---Wonderful photos!!

Andrew said...

A stunning bird and what a beautiful crown. Great images many thanks for sharing your lovely Jay.

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds. I remember seeing some of these when I visited WA and they were such fun to watch.

Adam Tilt said...

Brilliant blue colouration on that Jay. Love to have something like that visiting my feeders.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We only get the scrub jay where we live in Oregon and none at all here. The Stellar is a lovely bird (but as you say it is still a noisy Jay. Nicei pix.

Martha Z said...

It's the red-winged blackbirds that are the bullies at our feeder. No steller's jays here and the scrub jays stick to the oak woodland about half a mile away.

Pat said...

What wonderful photos! The Stellar Jay is a beautiful bird.

Stewart M said...

What a great bird - and what a good set of pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

Fotokarusellen said...

Very beautiful. What a bird and what a photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day.

Øyvind Buljo said...

Wow! A very good looking bird, nice colors!

joo said...

Whaw, it's a beauty!

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful! I have never seen one of those.

Springman said...

What a lovely creature, I had no idea this bird exsisted. I love the snow in the shots, I think that streaking looks awesome!

Pat Ulrich said...

They are such beautiful birds to see with their rich blue colors. Love the falling snow too!

Mike B. said...

One of my favorite birds! Great shots.