My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Blue jays~World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes 053112
As I previously mentioned, we spent the weekend up in Idyllwild, CA, at an elevation of over 6,000 feet. We rented a cabin there and had both our grown kids and the grandson up for the holiday weekend. I got a kick out of feeding peanuts to the blue jays. I didn't see any the first day (and didn't have any peanuts), but both local markets sold them by the pound, so I stocked up. It took about 10 minutes for the jays to discover them. We eventually had about 7 jays coming around to eat for the three days we were there. We also noticed two scrub jays and a couple of squirrels get in on the action. I noticed that most of the time the jays flew away with the peanuts (hoarding them), but I did see a couple of them banging the peanuts on branches to open them! They were quite noisy. I noticed two pairs of jays and some "freelancers". The three year old grandson got a kick out of the "boo jays" and wanted to put the peanuts out for them every time! I'm glad he is learning about nature at each family outing. I intend to make a naturalist out of him yet! World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes for Ma 31, 2012. To visit World Bird Wednesday, please go to: http://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/ To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/