[CT Birds] OK so whats up with these Bluejays?

Mary Mushinsky marymushinsky at att.net
Wed Dec 25 12:39:11 EST 2013


They will hoard for the future (which is smart), so that may be what 
they are doing with your peanuts.
My suggestion is to get a 6-pack of suet blocks at Agway.  It's cheap.
Or you can get an armored feeder that only lets the small birds get 
through.  Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford

On 12/24/2013 4:21 PM, Carrier Graphics wrote:
> OK so whats up with these Bluejays? I make my own great suet for the birds, but when i put one out in the bottom type feeder - I built - the Jays get to it and don't know when to stop eating from it! A cake is gone in less than two days! If this isn't bad enough - I offer raw peanuts in the shell from a feeder I made where the birds need to crack them through the wooden bars or lift them up to an opening at the top where they can extract them. So now the Jays found this, and so guess what? It holds maybe 50 plus whole nuts, and they cleaned it out in AN HOUR !! I watched 3 jays take one in throat and another in bill, and fly off to HIDE THEM ! They did this till they were all gone. I watched them fly off in all directions, hide them, then return for MORE ! What pigs ! They just can not accept a surplus of food in one spot. They need to gather and hide it all till the source is depleted ! So no other birds can share in the bounty. Sure reminds me of some
>   people I know.................
>
> Good news is - my Red shouldered Hawks are staying the winter once again. I am now alert to any road kills I see for a food source. No Skunks nor Cats though. Plenty of Gray Squirrels however.
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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