Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Swoop and grab

It took weeks, but the blue jays have finally discovered the peanut feeder. What appears to be a family of three has been visiting.

It's been hard to get pictures of them, though. They seem to be masters of the "swoop and grab" move. Finally I had my camera on the tripod when one landed in the burning bush and worked his way over to the feeder.

"Wow, look at all those peanuts! I really could use a snack."

"Okay, almost there. Boy, is my tummy rumbling for a peanut!"

Swoop... grab... "Bye bye!"

Now instead of waking up to the loud but melodious song of the house wren, we hear the raucous "jay jay jay" call in our backyard.

Oh well, can't win 'em all. :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the way he snuck up on his prey, with the "Say wha?? This wasn't here yesterday! Was it? I could have sworn..." and then the "What have we here?" pose.

    Cute work, eh? :)