[Tweeters] Jays, Crows and Peanuts
pisano at nwlink.com
Sat Nov 17 14:56:07 PST 2007
PS -- Be sure to use unsalted peanuts!
On Nov 17, 2007, at 2:53 PM, Robert Pisano wrote:
> Yes. A peanut tray for jays, available at Seattle Audubon Store (and
> elsewhere), is a flat platform with screened bottom, just big enough
> to hold peanuts and for jays to land, but too small for crows to
> "navigate" comfortably.
> Works like a charm, and will solve your problem. I promise.
> Robert Pisano
> On Nov 17, 2007, at 2:44 PM, William Andersen wrote:
>> I've thrown a few unshelled peanuts onto a picnic table on my deck
>> early each morning and enjoy watching the jays scoop them up (they
>> don't usually last more than a minute). But now neighborhood crows
>> have decided to join in the fun and the jays keep their distance when
>> the bigger birds are present. Anyone know a way to present peanuts
>> to jays in a way that doesn't invite crows?
>> This may not be of general ornithological interest, so off-line
>> responses would be OK. Thanks.
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