|I am much prettier than that miserable flyer!|
|If I'm really careful...|
No, it's not snowing here. I know I complain but it IS summer and it is not THAT cold! But my pictures above don't show the beauty of these birds. This one, snapped a couple of years ago, may be a grand-daddy to the young ones we've had today. In fact, we're still finding husks of the nuts he probably buried way back then. No matter how many peanuts we give these birds, they always take them away and hide them.
Mostly they forget where. Or the squirrels get their cache. Or they hide them somewhere bizarre...like a pile of grass clippings. Jays are a joy to watch. They are really quite clever - like their crow cousins - and just as noisy.