FeederWatch Participant Video: Choosing the Right Peanut
FeederWatcher Bob Fitzpatrick from Shamong, NJ sent us this video of a Blue Jay in his back yard.
It’s hard to say exactly what’s going on here since we don’t really know what goes on inside a bird’s brain, but it is likely that this jay’s behavior has something to do with food storage. Jays and other corvids cache (store) food for later consumption. It looks like this jay might be trying to find the best peanut for its cache.
(And boy does that chipmunk have big cheeks!)