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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
(Shoreham)

On Fri, 10 May 2019 12:41:03 +0000, Martha Pfeiffer
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> The past four days my feeder and yard have been swamped by Jays. 
Finally
> started referring to them as the Blue Pigs.Never before have I had so
many
> for so long.  I have other feeder birds hanging in the wings just
waiting
> 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
the
> feeder.  Hoping they will move on soon, like today!
>   Martha Pfeiffer - Dorset