Guelph, Ontario

WBU Blue JayHow to Attract: Blue Jays

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:

WBU Striped Sunflower

Striped Sunflower  

WBU Peanuts  


 Feeders for Blue Jays:

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. 

WBU Blue Jay on Peanut Wreath

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. Toss in a handful of peanuts, and watch the Blue Jays come! Single size is pictured, also available in a longer double sized version. 

Eco Window Feeder

WBU Ranchette Feeder

Place a Ranchette in your backyard birdfeeding setup and get ready to count the birds! You have lots of options with this feeder and your birds will have lots of space to feast. 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.



WBU Ranchette Feeder and Blue Jays



Accessories & Options:

Cage and roof for Window tray feeder

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.