Blue Jay

Adding peanuts to my backyard birding has attracted this handsome fellow.

I have noticed that they can find peanuts covered over with thick snow and they are very adept at fighting off the magpies to lay claim to the feeder.

What is amazing to watch is that they will fly to the sunflower seed feeder first, gulping down as much seed as they can possibly swallow, then fly over to the peanut feeder and carefully select from the pile of peanuts, so that they can fit two or more of the peanuts in their beak, then fly away. – Harry