[Tweeters] Jays, Crows and Peanuts

Robert Pisano 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.

>

> Cheers,

>

> Robert Pisano

> Seattle

>

>

> On Nov 17, 2007, at 2:44 PM, William Andersen wrote:

>

>> Tweeters:

>>  

>> 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.

>>  

>> WRA

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