THEY’RE THROWING PEANUTS AT EACH OTHER…
They do say that ignorance is bliss…but in this case, I think it’s just dangerous…one must always pay attention to one’s surroundings…you don’t know what could be out there lurking..
I was watching for squirrels at the bird feeder…the birds were just going crazy over the peanuts..and it didn’t take long for the blue jays to arrive. They were zooming in and out..making their peanut selections and flying triumphantly away with them. One blue jay flew up and landed on the bowl…and I was dumb-founded…I don’t know why I waited so long to fire off a shot..but it was CARRYING A PEANUT IN IT’S BEAK!!!!….It was RETURNING the peanut!!!!!!!’ I have never seen this, EVER!!!!
In the pictures you will see the blue jay after it has just arrived.. with the peanut in its beak….that’s the apparently defective peanut…in the next image you will see a peanut on the far side of the feeder placed standing up against the edge of the bowl, that is the sad, rejected peanut…Next image… The blue jay has the newly selected peanut in it’s beak!
This just has to be a first…Who do I contact to report this phenomenon?
I don’t know if it’s the heat…or two visitors who just felt cranky…
but I’m keeping the “window into the woods” locked up tight.
I have to admit, the Blue Jay kind of reminds me of myself working
my way through a bowl of popcorn….Popcorn….I’m off to find some
popcorn…I may even melt some chocolate on top of it…I’m starting
to feel cranky…
Not the best image…but I couldn’t resist this crazy “newbie”..
This appears to be a very young Blue Jay, who is just learning about
his new Blue Jay world…a much more mature Blue Jay flew up behind him
to get some birdseed and this was the startling reaction…He had a lot
of guts for being the new kid on the block…
Ladies and Gentleman, this is your Captain speaking…..
I would like to request that you all remain in your seats while we try
to determine why we are not cleared for landing….
From what I can see from the cockpit, there seems to be a problem
with the Bluejay Airline…they have monopolized the runway and are not
allowing other airlines to land…..I have my binoculars out and from my
view at our altitude of 32,000 feet (these are REALLY strong binoculars)
I can see what appears to be a constant blur of blue….many, many
take-offs and landings are occuring…….It looks like mayhem…they are
not even landing and taking off on the runways, they’re just flying in every
direction…..Ooooooh,,,I think I see the problem.. there appears to be a HUGE peanut
spill on the runway and this is causing the flight frenzy…
I would advise all of you to hide any and all bags of peanuts that you might be
snacking on….this could get ugly…
The squirrels are really in fighting mode today…but in between
monitoring the skirmishes, I did get to enjoy part of the “flight
Well,,,only three hours and fifteen hours late……….here is the video we were all
going to watch together..I realize from many comments, that a lot of you WERE actually
gathered around your monitors at the same time…so….I guess you were all united at
that moment…by the bond of confusion and frustration……..hope the chocolates were
good and for those of you substituting wine for chocolate..you probably didn’t mind
the mix up HALF as much as the rest of us.
Thanks for being such good sports!
(IT HELPS IF YOU TAKE THIS FULL SCREEN}
I think I went a bit too far with my silliness today..I may have led people to
believe that it was seriously suggested that I need mental help…Not so…
Just my inept attempt at humor. I’ve had some really kind posts full of reassurance
and it has meant so much to me..but I’m also embarrassed that I caused concern..
So….forgive this overly dramatic blogger for her embellishments if you can…
I will now post some sedate images and while you enjoy them, I will work on getting my
foot out of my mouth.
I had a few friends stop by yesterday..The blue jays
came back and I love these two pictures…First he captures the peanut, (I got
that shot). The next shot I get…just his shadow!
The orchid I wanted to post just because I love this image..I have it enlarged and