My oh my – we have 5 blue jays at our house!
This past July we celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary and Bryce’s parents got us a bird feeder, not only is it beautiful, it’s made of cedar. Well, we finally got it up in late August when we purchased some standard bird feed. It was a mix of black, white and brown seeds.
The little finches we see around love the black seeds, yet toss the white ones to the ground. Recently, our neighbour let us know the white seeds are filler – “Blue jays will eat that white stuff for sure – keep an eye out for them!” Well, the little white seeds brought blue jays. Then we felt bad because they didn’t have their own feeder. So, Bryce build one. Now, this new feeder houses roasted peanuts (in the shell) and we have 5 blue jays! I know – 5. They are quite territorial, so we’re a bit surprised. Anyway, they ate 1.5kg of peanuts yesterday alone. So I ran to the store to purchase some more. I filled the feeder at 10am and it’s about 1/4 empty already. Here are some photos I snapped today.
On the first day, the blue jays had a hard time landing on the larger perch – so Bryce added some wooden rods.
They take the peanut away, hold it with their feet and peck at it until the nut is loose – then they eat it, of course.
Yes, 5 – they take turns and give each other a lot of space.
I could sit an watch them for hours, it’s so neat.
Well – happy Saturday to you. I hope your weekend is bright and full of colour.
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