Once when I was on top of a mountain in New Hampshire, I was feeding a gray
jay peanuts out of my outstretched hand. (I enjoyed doing that because it
was thrilling to see these wild birds come flying through the woods to
light right on my hand.) Anyway, this bird wasn't getting the peanuts fast
enough, so he vigorously pecked my palm. I yelped and jerked my hand away,
dumping the peanuts on the ground, which the jay promply settled on and
ate. He had it all figured out.
On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:17 AM Barbara Brosnan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Then there are the turkeys, often regarded as not the brightest light bulbs
> etc. After a deep March snowfall four turkeys came in to our feeders and
> ate seeds on the ground. However, one turkey wanted more so he jumped up
> high and slapped his head sideways on the feeder. Seeds flew down to the
> ground and then he and the other three dined quite nicely. He performed
> this maneuver over and over again. Perhaps the other three put him up to
> it? Or they drew straws???
> Barbara Brosnan