The Best Bird Feeders for Blue Jays

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Draw more blue jays into your yard by serving peanuts or sunflower seeds on a tray feeder, or try blue jay feeders specifically designed for peanuts.

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Hanging Peanut Wreath Blue Jay Feeder

Blue jays are very smart and they will gladly take on the challenge of removing whole peanuts in the shell from this metal wreath feeder. And you’ll enjoy watching them! Here’s how to identify and attract blue jays.

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Picnic Table Platform Bird Feeder

Watch the blue jays enjoy a peanut picnic on this adorable picnic table feeder. Squirrels may also stop by for a visit and a nutty snack. What foods do blue jays eat?

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Blue Jay Tray Feeder

This feeder is perfect for the ultimate blue jay lover. The bottom half is a tray feeder with a mesh bottom for drainage, which we know these loud, boisterous birds prefer. The top half, shaped out of wood to look like a flying jay, offers shade and protection from rain. Meet the Steller’s jay: clever black and blue birds.

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Blue Jay Bird Feeder

Fill this blue jay feeder up with sunflower seed to attract clever jays (and more beautiful songbirds like finches, grosbeaks and cardinals) to your backyard. Check out the best cardinal bird feeders and birdseed.

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Lighthouse Shaped Peanut Feeder

This metal mesh feeder holds a large amount of shelled peanuts, so there will be plenty to go around for the woodpeckers, nuthatches and blue jays. Attract more backyard birds by feeding peanuts.

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Gray Bunny Peanut Feeder

Have a smaller bird feeding station but still want to attract blue jays? Try this classic tube shaped peanut feeder. It’s so easy to refill and clean, plus serving a smaller amount at a time means the peanuts won’t spoil. Psst—these are the best-selling bird feeders of 2021.

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Woodlink Platform Bird Feeder

Blue jays and other jays are large birds, so this open platform feeder gives them plenty of space to spread out while they search for a meal. Mourning doves also prefer these feeders.

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Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor's degree in agricultural and environmental communications from the University of Illinois. Lori enjoys growing vegetables and flowers for pollinators in her backyard gardens. She also is an avid bird-watcher.