Yesterday I was waiting for the guy to get here for an exterior house painting estimate and enjoying my redecorating job in the front yard when I spotted the jays and squirrels peering out from the trees (“THE FOREST HAS EYES” is a great expression). I decided to grab my camera and tripod and the bag of peanuts and invite the kids down for an early brunch/photoshoot.
There was quite the competition going on at the feeding plarform between the STELLERS JAYS, SCRUB JAYS and my DOUGLAS SQUIRREL (who is a “peanut” himself hes so small and bright red) . This jay was very leary being in the same space as little “Dougie”, who will defend his food space like a lion!!
I have a beautiful clutch of 3 Stellar Jay babies who have been starting to forage for their own fook and are they a joy to watch growup. The Stellar and Scrub jays are always bickering ……usually the larger Scrub Jay wins, so this guy had his eye to the sky and was very quick to grab a peanut and run.