This afternoon, I put a handful of peanuts in a wooden dish, and then set the dish on a log stand in the backyard. Voila…Blue Jay bait!
It didn’t take long for my first visitor to arrive.
He perched on the edge of the dish and proceeded to do his best Kobayashi impression – with peanuts instead of hotdogs, or course!
And just out of curiosity, am I the only one who gags watching those competitions?
A second Blue Jay stopped by about ten minutes later. He too surveyed the scene…
…and then packed his pouch with peanuts before flying off to the tree-tops.
In all fairness, if I gave an award to the greediest backyard gorger, the Blue Jays would only be runners up; the clear winner would be Chubby Cheeks, who spent most of the day happily indulging in birdseed.