A Blue Jay came to our bird feeder this morning. They are known for their blue color and crest. When they are feeding at peace, the crest is lowered as seen in the following photos. Since the Blue Jay was so large compared to other birds, it monopolized the feeder for a few minutes.
Once it got a sunflower seed, it flew to the nearby magnolia tree to break it up and eat the inside.
Then of course we had the usual staring match.