How to Attract Blue Jays

Blue Jay

Vibrant in both colour and personality, the Blue Jay is an exciting visitor to a backyard. Their clownish antics are very entertaining to watch, especially as they tend to move around in groups, especially in the autumn, and their social behaviour is quite dynamic.

Jays will cache seeds and nuts to retrieve later, making repeated trips to feeders to gather food and hide it in a safe spot.  They tend to select only undamaged nuts for caching, and seem to prefer seeds and nuts in shells.

 Blue Jays like to eat:

Peanuts    

             Peanuts                          Striped Sunflower  
 


 Feeders for Blue Jays:

 

Peanut Wreath

 

Peanut Wreath

This is our most popular in-shell peanut feeder! Hang this wreath from a tree and watch the Blue Jays (as well as woodpeckers) fly in for a meal. The powder-coated metal makes this feeder durable, yet it remains flexible so birds can pull out the whole penauts. Multiple size openings make it possible for a variety of birds to feed. 

 

 

 

 

Window Tray Feeder

 

Window Tray Feeder

Watch the jays come right up to your window to select which peanut they'll fly off with next! The strong suction cups ensure that this feeder will stay in place for a long time.  Available in a longer double sized version.  A roof can be purchased as a separate item.

 

 

Ranchette

 

WBU Ranchette Feeder

Place a Ranchette in your backyard bird-feeding setup and get ready to count the birds! With a variety of food sources, you're likely to attract many different species, from Jays to Chickadees, and Woodpeckers to Nuthatches. The hopper holds 1 1/2 gallons of seed, and you can place suet, fruit or in-shell peanuts in the two side cages.
 

 
 
 Accessories & Options:


 

Window feeder Cage and Roof:

The optional cage attachment for the window tray feeders will help keep larger birds and squirrels away, while the roof helps keep snow and rain away.