Blue Jays at my feeders!
This year the Blue Jays appear to be a little too abundant at my feeders and it never seemed to be that way previously. I think my kitties don’t mind the stunning blue colors flashing past the window since I always find them chattering among themselves. Hmm maybe they are cussing the Blue Jays out saying “stop being so greedy”?? Greedy . . . that is an understatement and not only do they grab all the seeds but on occasion you find them stashing the seeds in different hiding places!
These Blue Jays are generally noisy and this one individual continues to mimic the Red Shouldered Hawk (can’t fool me Mr. Jay . . . I know they are not back yet)!! I half wondered if these birds were migrants but I continued to see one of the Jays with a band on its leg. Could this be one of my birds (it has been a year or two since I have banded a Jay around the house . . . . . hmm which one is it)?? Like Crows the Jays are very family oriented and just maybe the Jays family is extra large this year?? I think I have a mission in learning this birds band number!!
I have also noticed that the Blue Jays figured out how to collect seeds from the squirrel proof feeder!! Squirrels gave up trying ages ago but some of those big blues appear to master the method! As long as they avoid placing weight on the trap door and they will only have a chance to collect seeds if they are good at hovering!! I laugh because a few individuals are still working on getting it right!
It was fun watching the Blue Jays today . . . . So how were the Jays in your yard?
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