Blue Jay About The Blue Jay. Blue Jays are one of the most common birds to visit man-made feeders. With its distinctive bold blue pattern, it would be difficult not to recognize a Blue Jay. On the average, the Blue Jay measures in at 25-30 cm (10-12 in), with a wingspan of 34-43 cm (13-17 in) and a weight of 70-100 grams.
More expert tips on how to attract Orioles to your backyard! Start early. Your best chance of attracting orioles is when they first arrive in early spring. Use the same nectar recipe for orioles as you do for hummingbirds-four parts boiled water to one part sugar. Keep nectar fresh, and don’t use food coloring.
Goldfinches are prodigious bathers, so including a bird bath or similar water source near the Nyjer seed feeder will increase your chances for success. By placing your feeders near some medium-sized trees, you will give them shelter from predators and a place to build their nests.