Blue Jay Bait

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.



About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to Blue Jay Bait

  1. Chubby Cheeks is quite cute! I do the same thing with sunflower seeds, setting them out in a couple spots for the cardinals. It doesn’t take them long to start gobbling on them. The bluejays, though, often come along and steal some! Great pictures.

    • kathydoremus says:

      He is cute, isn’t he? It’s funny…I give him a free pass, but chase the squirrels like a mad woman! I guess cuteness has its perks! 🙂

  2. Mike says:

    Good ones! The blue jays come looking for peanuts on our deck. I wish I could keep the squirrels away a bit longer. Nice photos!

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Beautiful pictures! You must have been pleased that your bait worked so quickly?

  4. aussiebirder says:

    such a cute little critter, despite its glutinous appetite!

  5. What a beautiful bird!!! Love it´s blue! Great pictures!

  6. I love you Chubby Cheeks!! We chase the blue jays from our peanut feeders lol! They are beautiful, though (but piggies!!).

  7. LOL at “Chubby Cheeks”! 🙂 I have to confess that despite their boorish behavior and bad table manners, I do love blue jays. I wonder if I’d be as fond of them if they were, say, brown…. 😉

  8. aussiebirder says:

    Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day Kathy!

  9. Chipmunks sure can pack it away can’t they? Funny but I don’t get nearly as aggravated at them as I do the squirrels!

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