Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Blue Jays Moving

All day today I've noticed blue jays migrating. Some are carrying an acorn in their bills as they fly. Is this food for the trip? I wonder...
When it's autumn and the small flocks of jays are moving over Indigo Hill, our southeastern Ohio farm, we scan them for red-headed woodpeckers. The red-headed woodpecker (one of my favorite birds) is another acorn specialist that seems to migrate at the same time as the blue jay. I wish the 37 jays I've seen so far today had been red-headed woodpeckers.

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