Don’t get me wrong. Bluejays are probably my favorite bird. They’re attractive and gregarious. I really enjoy having them around. I recall the Mark Twain story about the really outgoing ones from Canada, are they called Whiskey Jakes??, who filled a cabin with acorns.
But these Bluejays in the back yard are really wasting birdseed. They get up on the bird feeder and flip out handfulls of seed with their beaks, actually eating only a small fraction of the seed. What are they so picky about? I’m sure the seed on the ground gets eaten (what doesn’t grows into sunflowers, which is always nice). But I’ve been having to fill the bird feeder every day! Usually it goes for a week! What’s up with these birds lately?
C’est la guerre.