Posted by: atowhee | September 15, 2021


Our garden is now definitely on the regular circuit of a Wild Turkey family-of-five. This visit they ambled right up to the house but only took a tiny fraction of the sunflower seeds strewn for the goldfinches. I had put out seven acorns to see how long it took the jays to respond. Turkeys gobbled them all in a few seconds. No wonder jays bury their cached acorns. Yesterday I did see a scrub-jay take off with an acorn, but not until he’d weighed at least three in his beak. We know that many western oak groves were planted by jays.

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