Posted by Corvid Gyrl
, Corvidae Family
, Corvus Corax
, Cyanocitta stelleri
, Gray Jay
, Nucifraga columbiana
, Perisoreus canadensis
, Stellar's Jay
On August 10, 2012
What a beautiful little bird! According to the Crater Lake Institute, four of the six birds mostly like to be seen at Crater Lake in Oregon are corvids: Ravens, Gray Jays, Stellers’ Jays, and Clark’s Nutcrackers (see
Steller’s Jay, originally uploaded by pandatub.
I know that many of the corvids are scavengers, that they will eat whatever they can find and this is how they survive where other birds do not fare so well. However,
The Steller Jay is a pretty bird found throughout the west coast of North America. This map from Cornell Lab of Ornithology shows its habitat.
They visit our backyard feeders quite often and when they do — it