The clue is in the picture. See the peanuts?
Do you now know what bluejays and squirrels have in common?
If you guessed that they both love peanuts, you are right! And…they are both stashers, that’s right, stashers.
It is fall in Ontario and one of the noisiest birds left in our yard is the blue jay. They are just as noisy as crows. By the way, did you know that they are in the same family? Crows are the ugly cousins I guess, blue jays the finer dressed but equally as noisy.
The most movement in our back yard comes from the falling leaves, the squirrels and the blue jays. I just don’t remember noticing how busy blue jays were at this time of year before. Have I missed this all of these years?
I found an oak tree growing in my garden. When I pulled it out there was an acorn attached to it.
Could that acorn have been stashed by a blue jay?
Can we thank the beautiful blue jay for propagating the mighty oak tree?