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The Fine Art of Peanut Packing

One of the young Jays that frequents the backyard feeders has been learning the fine art of peanut packing! He used to show up, quickly grab a single peanut, and then fly off to eat it elsewhere, but now he … Continue reading

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Suspicion Confirmed

The last time I posted pictures of this juvenile Jay, he had followed his Mama to the feeders and was begging for food.  But I suspected that it wouldn’t be long before he was venturing out on his own. Well…suspicion … Continue reading

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Another Peanut Packer

Typically, when I post about a backyard peanut packer, it’s the Blue Jay who has the starring role…like this fellow… But the Jays aren’t the only one with a preference for Planters.  Chipmunks are also nut lovers and will sit … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bandits Of Blue

The Blue Jays that seemed scarce at our feeders during the winter months have returned in full force, filling my backyard with raucous squawks as they greedily gobble up the peanut supply. These beautiful blue bandits are a delight to … Continue reading

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Faithful When I Am Not

Toddler training is not for the faint of heart! As many of you know, I have a youngster in the house these days who is occupying a lot of my time. Tucker is close to six months old and can … Continue reading

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Losing Feathers and Losing Teeth

It’s that time of year where several of my backyard birds have started to molt, losing some of their old worn out feathers and replacing them with fresh new ones. Some do it gradually, and end up looking a bit … Continue reading

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Scrub and Grub

This Blue Jay stopped in to sit and soak in the fountain. After his scrub (which left him drenched, drippy, and looking dirtier than when he started) he flew up to the deck rail to grab some grub. Then, with his feathers … Continue reading

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