Big spike in jays reported around town this week in Marlboro too.
On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 8:50 AM Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This thread is fascinating. I've also had a sudden influx of Bluejays,
> not as many as other people are reporting, but way more than I usually
> have, maybe a dozen instead of the usual three or four. Thanks for the
> suggestion, Martha, about throwing some seed on the ground to at least
> partly divert them from the feeders.
> Jays often go south in large numbers when the nut crop is skimpy, and
> what's going on now may be all those hungry fellows coming back home? Just
> a guess!
> Jane Stein
> On Fri, 10 May 2019 12:41:03 +0000, Martha Pfeiffer
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > The past four days my feeder and yard have been swamped by Jays.
> > started referring to them as the Blue Pigs.Never before have I had so
> > for so long. I have other feeder birds hanging in the wings just
> > to get on the feeder without much success. I have started throwing out
> > seed on the ground which attracts the Jays and keeps them some what off
> > feeder. Hoping they will move on soon, like today!
> > Martha Pfeiffer - Dorset