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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Manic Monday - Nuts

We have a family of Blue Jays in our area. I love to leave out peanuts for them and then wait and watch to see how quickly they locate them. When I go out to water the plants, they'll come, sit and screech at me until I bring out dinner! I place the nuts in different areas and watch the jays discover them.

Our jays, one of whom I named "Leno," is a "scrub jay," like the one in the top photo. They are minus the notable topknot. My goal is to have them take the peanut from my hand. My grandmother fed jays and they would come right up and take the peanut from her. I've gotten close but of course, the dogs choose that time to come rushing headlong out of the doggie-door. Maybe, with patience, I'll have them eating out of my hand...

MANIC MONDAY

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10 comments:

Callie Ann said...

Beautiful pictures. Those Jays are so vibrant. Be careful sometimes those little guys can be mean. I have seen them dive bomb people.... just saying. Love ya Girl

bv said...

Wow, that's awesome! I loved the photos and looking at the difference in their heads and wish you luck with the feeding progress!

Ivanhoe said...

They are beautiful. I have not seen one up close like this for years. Good luck with your training :o)

Jamie said...

Now that would be delightful. It is such a thrill when a wild animal or bird trusts you enough to eat from your hand.

lucy said...

Your jays are beautiful! I used to feed them peanuts too. I need to start again. I forgot how much I enjoyed it!

Travis said...

When I lived in southern California, we had some cheeky Jays that would sashay along the fence right in front of my dining room slider. They would drive Mr Tucker nuts!

Deborah Wilson said...

Gracie,

These are beautiful pics, of beautiful birds. I haven't seen but a few blue jays around my area for several years. We do have a lot of red cardinals and hummingbirds though. And owls. I don't know what kind, I never see them only hear them.

Whooo! Whooo!

Desert Songbird said...

Great photos. Birds are so difficult to capture, I think.

Manic Monday - Nuts

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i wish i wasn't so scared of birds... but i am. now a spider doesn't phase me, but a bird, yikes!

smiles, bee
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