Curse You, Blue Baron!

28 Feb

Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Blue Jays? It is only appropriate that their cry is “Thief! Thief!”  We have three feeders, well stocked with sun flower seeds and other goodies, and we also put out peanuts for the squirrels. We have a special feeder for the squirrels, but the jays have figured how to outwit that one, so The Squire built a sort of tunnel, which the jays cannot/will not get into.

Now, they sit outside either end and wait for the squirrels to bring the seeds to them. This morning, a squirrel came out, bearing a large peanut, and the bloody jay swooped down and grabbed it right out of the critter’s mouth!!

Let me tell you, that was one irate animal. He got up on his haunches and waved his little arms, then ran in circles on the patio, swearing like a sailor.

Never a camera when you need one.

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One Response to “Curse You, Blue Baron!”

  1. Todd Young March 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Wasn’t it Mark Twain who wrote a short story about the blue jay who filled up the cabin with nuts?

    Have to admit, though . . . they’re awfully pretty.

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