Friday, April 10, 2020

Saturday April 11, 2020 J is for Jay!

2020 A to Z Challenge !
J is for the Steller's Jay ! 

A large, dark jay of evergreen forests in the mountainous West. Steller’s Jays are common in forest wildernesses but are also fixtures of campgrounds, parklands, and backyards, where they are quick to spy bird feeders as well as unattended picnic items. When patrolling the woods, Steller’s Jays stick to the high canopy, but you’ll hear their harsh, scolding calls if they’re nearby. Graceful and almost lazy in flight, they fly with long swoops on their broad, rounded wings.
An excellent mimic with a large repertoire, the Steller’s Jay can imitate birds, squirrels, cats, dogs, chickens, and some mechanical objects.
To hear and learn more about this jay go to this link! 
Have a great day!


  1. I love mimic birds so much! :) Over here we have magpies that to that.

    The Multicolored Diary

  2. Pretty blue Jay! It's like the Mocking Jay in the Hunger Games books (and movies), imitating everything around him!
    J is for Jewelry

  3. I've not heard of this one. I'd love to hear one bark!

    J is for ...

  4. Stellar's jays are so much less common around here than the California scrub-jay. I have scrub-jays mocking me in the backyard daily! They try to bury acorns (where they are getting those I don't know, there are no oak trees within my line of vision!) in my flower pots! They sass and tease the dog. Smart birds.

  5. We get regular jays, i haven't seen most of the variations. Really interesting!

  6. Blue jays are so pretty!!

    J is for Jeopardy

  7. We have blue jays in Michigan. This one is pretty and sounds more versatile in its calls.