Monday, December 1, 2008

Peanuts for the blue jays

Had a chance to do some birding over the long holiday. The blue jays have a special table in the garden. Peanuts are their favorite but they eat suet, cat kibble and sunflower seed too. The jays always visit in a group of three. I can hear their calls from far away as they approach the garden.

Grab a peanut and hurry away to hide it. Then come back for more.

They always try to stuff more than one peanut in their mouth. Eventually they settle for one at a time.

They like the shelled peanuts but not as well as the ones in the shell.

Sly sneaks in for some cat kibble while the jays are off hiding their loot.