Photo gallery: Seven beautiful jays

You can find superb photos of seven of North America’s jay species in our U.S. and Canada and Backyard galleries. Below are a few of our favorites.

Steller’s Jay

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Steller’s Jay by tyler zastrow.

Blue Jay

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Blue Jay by Sharon Sauriol.

Western Scrub-Jay

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Western Scrub-Jay in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, September 2011, by Evelyn Sherr.

Florida Scrub-Jay

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Florida Scrub-Jays at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, by sfischer2250.

Green Jay

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Green Jays near Encinal, Texas, by nancy norman.

Clark’s Nutcracker

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Clark’s Nutcracker by Greg Bergquist.

Gray Jay

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Gray Jay at Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, by mayhaga.

See more reader photos of jays.

Attention, photographers!

If you have a photo of an Island Scrub-Jay, Mexican Jay, Brown Jay, or Pinyon Jay, we’d love to see it. Please share it in our galleries!

Laura Erickson tells how she deals with smart and spirited Blue Jay, for better or worse.

Julie Craves describes why Blue Jays imitate hawks.

 

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