Monday, August 31, 2009

Birds in Iowa Week . They're watching.

Aaaahh! How would you like to look out your window and see this giant blue jay peering in at you? It wouldn't be pleasant. And you should be worried because blue jays will eat mice and frogs and dog food. What if it's hamburger casserole night at your house? On the bright side, blue jays are credited with increasing the oak population as they will carry as many as 5 acorns in their bills and throats then bury them for later. Not unlike squirrels, they never find everything they bury. Hence the forests. Did you know the ones in northern climes actually migrate? In flocks of ten, bills full of acorns. Just spreading the wealth.
Source: Iowa Bird Watching
Photo courtesy Gerry Rowland

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting and great photo