Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bluejay Buffet

I know I've shown you pictures of the bluejays at my window feeder before, but have I ever posted a movie? The activity isn't quite as frenzied as in the middle of winter, but I still had several bluejays visiting my window feeder tray this past Sunday morning. As soon as it warms up and I can put the window screens back in again, I put the window feeders away till next fall. As it looks now in the long-range forecast, it will be a couple weeks yet till "open window" weather is upon us, so the bluejays can still enjoy their peanuts right outside the window. Hope you enjoy this movie of a couple bluejays enjoying a peanut feast.

12 comments:

Hedgewitch said...

I love the movie!

wow, the jays are SO blue when you see them moving around.

fab post :-)

Jayne said...

They are so comical. So guarded and yet so brazen. :c) Great video Ruthie!

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Hedgewitch. This is the window where I usually sit and knit so when I'm home, some days I just keep putting peanuts out all day for non-stop bluejay entertainment.

Hi Jayne,
They ARE comical. I like to watch their interactions with each other....some jays are allowed to come while others get chased away, but eventually everybody gets a few peanuts.

April said...

Enjoyed watching the beautiful Bluejays. The sound of the wind chimes adds to the serenity of the scene.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

They are so brave to come so close to your windows like that. I don't think our Jays would do so.

Mary said...

Again, those chimes hypnotize me.

About Blue Jays - Ruthie, they are on campus but I have NEVER seen one near home. I'd like to net one at work and bring it home and feed it a bag full of p-nuts. In our little row home in Baltimore City where I grew up, they lived at our house.

Mary

mon@rch said...

Love those bluejays and welcome to the Video World!

Anonymous said...

Bluejays are so fascinating to watch, they are fun birds. That wind chime just hypnotizes me, it's not brash sounding, its very soothing sounding, I always comment on it, ya gotta love it!!
Mom

Mel said...

Hi Ruthie!!
Your Bluejays are fun to watch :)
Beautiful birds!

RuthieJ said...

Hi April,
It's nice the windchimes are right below that window--I mostly listen to them now (even over music on radio or CDs)

Hi Lisa,
My jays are really quite timid even though they make a lot of noise, but they love peanuts so much they take the chance of coming to this window feeder.

Hi Mary,
It's too bad you don't have them coming to your house (although I did meet plenty of people when I worked at WBU who really disliked bluejays!) They certainly are the easiest bird for everyone to identify.

Hi Mon@rch and Thanks....filming those little videos is addictive!

Hi Mom,
I'm glad you like the windchime (I've got it "turned off" today with all this wind). Even after a year, I've never gotten tired of listening to it.

Hi Mel,
Now you know why it's so difficult for me to get anything done when I'm at home....just want to watch all the birds! :-)

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

Hey Ruthie,

Actually, this looks pretty familiar now! Since you suggested the whole peanuts in the shell, I have been getting plenty of bluejays. They LOVE the peanuts in the shell. I buy them now in 40 lb. bags and put them on the platform feeder. They are very faithful guests.

Have you ever noticed how they arrive in pairs?

Robin at Bumblebee

Danie said...

I'm so glad I found your video! I've been trying to figure out what type of feeder to get for the bluejays but I want them to come to my window.

By the way, great meez! I use them with every post!

King regards,

Danielle Barkhouse