The Steller's Jays Pay a Visit
the Jay's are a quick in and quick out kind of bird. They are larger than even the Varied Thrush and when they land in the little dogwood tree the branches bounce.
Their call is loud, and they love to shout out their arrival. They take command of the tree - everyone else clears out when they arrive.
They bounced down on to the feeder grabbed a few seeds ad ran off. They are related to Crows and have the same set of jerky big bird kind of movements. They are fast and graceful fliers - and seem to have better things to do than to hang with the steady crew of chickadees, juncos, sparrows and thrush that have crowed my deck this last during the late winter snow -- we still have about 2 feet which will take some time to melt.
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