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Watching the birds

I looked out of the window initially, to try and spot the small birds I could hear. I managed to catch sight of one in a nearby tree.

But then I noticed a larger bird arrive, and head straight for the seed feeder. I know that pigeons have tried knocking the feeder sideways in the hope that it will spill some seeds onto the ground that they can then eat, but I’ve never seen a Jay try to eat from the feeder before!

 

There are definitely two Jays living nearby as I’ve seen them both in the trees, but as I was watching this bird, another flew down onto the grass.

….closely followed by a third

Giving up with the seed feeder, then they flew over to some more open grass, where they started fighting over who would get to eat the leaves (I get the idea these three were young Jays!)

At this point, a fourth Jay joined them, but it wasn’t long before they realised that the leaves weren’t all that tasty and they retreated to the trees again.


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Another day, another Jay!

Months can pass without seeing a Jay, then suddenly they seem to be spotted most days! Considering the RSPB classifies them as “shy”, the local Jays always seem to like shouting before they land on the ground, so once you know what to listen out for they become a lot easier to spot.

This one was eagerly pecking at the soil, no doubt trying to dislodge some insects, although apparently Jays are well-known for eating acorns…. and much like Grey Squirrels, they bury them in the autumn so they can be sure of a food source in the winter.

Dragon Goes Wild - 28th October - Jay


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