Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Scold of Blue Jays

"Off in the distance I hear a blue jay convention. This is the time of year when these otherwise solitary birds sometimes gather, presumably to socialize and, if unmated, to find mates. I have seen up to thirty convene at a time, but never at food in the winter."  
 (Heinrich in Ravens in Winter)

Interesting. Especially because of this:  In April 2017 before a heavy rain was predicted, I raked up old dropped seeds from under my four feeder food court and spread it in the some open grass. I did this so it did not get soggy and mold under the feeders, as has happened before. A few days after I dumped the old seed, I found a flock of nineteen blue jays eating it up!

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