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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Acrobat and the Thief

The most interesting things today seemed to be happening on my own deck. And the tables were turned. We already know who has a reputation for thievery! (See Robbery)

red squirrel

Today made me think that Riley is feeling more relaxed about hanging out.

red squirrel

So I put a small pile of peanuts on the deck railing for her. Much to my surprise, every single one of them was taken and eaten whole by... (photo from a previous day with more snow)... the blue jay

blue jay

I realize jays are fairly large birds, but I never would have guessed they'd swallow a whole peanut (not in the shell- that would be a feat). And not just one peanut. The jay sat there and ate nine peanuts, one after the other. A nice bit of revenge for all the times Riley has chased the jays from the feeder. Some mornings they go back and forth chasing each other away with the only effect being that neither one gets to eat!

Later in the afternoon the circus left town, and the chickadees came by for a calm snack.

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Unknown said...

Sweet. You certainly have a good deal of natural entertainment.

vanilla said...

What fun! and everyone eats.

Ann Thompson said...

Oh that's funny. The blue jay won that round :)

Duxbury Ramblers said...

Better than watching TV, love the expression on Riley's face.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sharkbytes its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow skore wun for the bird brains i gess!!! but if i no ennything abowt skwirrels it is that they wil always be bak for more!!! ok bye

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