I’m supposed to be working on BIRD BRAIN,
but keep getting distracted by three juvenile Western Scrub Jays.
I saw one hopping around my patio table this morning,
checking out the umbrella turn-handle as if hoping it would yield food.
Fortunately, she came around the house and found the motherlode of peanuts.
© Tracy Abell 2010
The youngsters aren’t able to extract the whole thing the way adult jays do,
but they peck at the shells until they can pull out one peanut at a time.
(This qualifies as research, right?)