My friend "Jay," he visits every morning for a quick peanut.
That is a nifty picture. Lucky you having a Jay friend.
Scrub jays are gorgeous and wonderful. Years ago I had a Scrub jay pal who would swoop down from large trees, trees 100 yds distant, to take walnuts from my open, extended palm. Quite thrilling to experience. Yes, lucky you, Stan. Not many Scrub jays are so trusting. Great photo.
We've found that each jay has its own personality. A few are quite bold. We had one who liked to sit on our heads. We didn't train him, he trained us.
it is illegal to feed wild birds
No it's not.