Stellar Jay is a bird I saw in Montana. Beautiful colors.
The Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay (C. cristata) found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay, and pine jay. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains.
Jays breed in monogamous pairs. The clutch is usually incubated entirely by the female for about 16 days. The male feeds the female during this time. Though they are known to be loud, during nesting they are quiet in order to not attract attention.
The nest is usually in a conifer but is sometimes built in a hollow in a tree. Similar in construction to the blue jay’s nest, it tends to be a bit larger (25 to 43 cm (9.8 to 16.9 in)), using a number of natural materials or scavenged trash, often mixed with mud. Between two and six eggs are laid during breeding season. The eggs are oval in shape with a somewhat glossy surface. The background colour of the egg shell tends to be pale variations of greenish-blue with brown- or olive-coloured speckles.
This stellar jay is available here on my web site.