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MARIE/KEVIN HEMEON <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Oct 2003 19:30:43 -0400
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It is my understanding that blue jays will take seeds and store them in tree cavities like squirrels store nuts.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Holly Hungerford 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 10:21 AM
  Subject: Blue jays with crops?


  Wile watching the blue jays feast at our feeders in Charlotte this
  weekend, I noticed that several of them would fill what looked like a crop
  below their beak with as many seeds as it would hold and then go away and
  eat them.  They weren't all doing this.  I've noticed it before in some
  individuals.  Does anyone have any insight into this behavior?  Do blue
  jays really have crops?

  Holly F. Hungerford
  Vt. Public Television
  88 Ethan Allen Ave.
  Colchester, VT  05446
  (802) 655-8049
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