Blue Jay & Open Beakfull (Steller's Jay)

 
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here's that greedy Steller's Jay again, with a large acorn in his beak. There's also a dandelion seed on his face : )
We watch them sorting thru the acorns, looking for the smaller ones that they can swallow whole, then they fly off with them. Am not sure if they are eating the acorns or hiding them for later.

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alandrapal - Jun 10, 2008 04:24 PM EDT
many thanks, Tania. One visited our front feeder a couple days ago, first time that we've seen any of the stellars jays here for a long time. but it hasn't been back since, that I'm aware of.
TMR8 - Jun 10, 2008 05:43 AM EDT
Alandra another great photo. They are so beautiful
Guest - Oct 13, 2006 02:31 AM EDT
thanks Alex : ) They cough the smaller acorns back up again, lol.
Guest - Oct 13, 2006 02:30 AM EDT
Hi Alan, - know what you mean tho', as we do buy other bird seed and have spent a lot on that and "bird grade" peanuts for the wildlife for many winters now. So that's why the acorns found locally were a nice surprise lately, as those jays go thru peanuts like crazy. Do you make your own hummingbird nectar? - incase you don't know, the ratio most like the nectar in flowers, is 4 parts boiled water (cooled) to 1 part regular sugar. At least, that's whats recommended in this area. When the weather's colder tho, in springtime, we lower the amount of water.
Guest - Oct 08, 2006 08:14 PM EDT
WOW!! Great shot,it looks like he's wondering what to do with it now.
Guest - Oct 08, 2006 07:49 PM EDT
Alandra wrote: But we haven't paid anything for the acorns : ) we just gathered them locally for free. I forget you lucky people live where you can find food laying around on the ground. Here in Arizona anything on the ground is brown and fried LOL.. I think we spend around twenty dollars a month on wild bird seed and now Hummingbird nectar :)
Guest - Oct 08, 2006 12:01 AM EDT
Another cool shot Alandra, of the hog Jay. He has that 'I been caught in the act look' Don
Guest - Oct 07, 2006 09:37 PM EDT
thanks for the nice comments, Alan. But we haven't paid anything for the acorns : ) we just gathered them locally for free. We should go and get more too, as we're almost out of them.
Guest - Oct 07, 2006 05:16 PM EDT
Excellent photo Alandra!! Now I see how you get all your great photos. You bribe the critters by spend hundreds of dollars on acorns a month LOL.. Great photo and really fun to view.

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