Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blue Jay & Woodpecker

Larger birds will utilize a feed mixture that contains corn as this Blue Jay demonstrates.  The Jays will collect as many kernels as possible before retreating to a tree where they can peck them into smaller pieces.  This Jay perched just a few feet from the end of my lens as it displayed its beak full of food.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers like the female pictured here also utilize corn.  Unlike the Jays they are contented to gather the kernels and break them up one at a time.

7 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Excellent shots, Coy! I have two Blue Jays coming to my feeders, and I'm always amazed at how much they can cram into their beaks!

Arija said...

Beautiful shots but that jay sure is greedy.

Chris said...

Wow both shots are exquisite Coy... The blue jay saw you mate ;-)

Kritter Keeper said...

simply wonderful. the blue jay is a corn hog!

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Meggie said...

These two are also frequent visitors to my birdfeeder but they also like to feed at the deer trough where there is lots of shelled corn.