Blue Jay in Winter

Blue jay on snowy branch
Blue jay. Photo by Cathy Cardone.

Appearance: Large bird 12″ long, medium blue & white body, blue crest (which he flattens at will), gray belly and white face. White & blue wings with black spots. Female look the same.

Diet: Fruit and seeds that remain on the trees, shrubs, and vines as well as nuts.

Feeder food: Whole peanuts, sunflower seeds, and cracked corn.

Habitat: Forested areas with mixed trees types. Also common in suburbs and urban areas.

Range Map

Blue jay range map
Blue jay range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.