Sunday, January 05, 2020

Visitors from the Woods

They keep me
cracking hazel- and walnuts
these days
which does not keep them
from pinching a bit from

what is thought for the smaller guests


  1. They are colourful. What do we call them? (Not that what we choose to call them is particularly relevant really, but still, I don't recognise them [obviously])

    1. They are Jay's, part of the Corvid family of birds.

      Highly intelligent.

    2. Yep. And in German they are called Eichelhäher.

    3. If I see one I will call it by its German name, which may test its intelligence (and my pronounciation).

    4. Ah, Andrew, you are (at least) clever like an Eichelhäher.
      Obviously. ;-)

  2. I don't recall ever having seen one, even though Professor Google informs me that I could do, apart from in "Northern Scotland". I do like corvids, and supply plentiful food for many of them, but I will need to try harder to find a Jay. Maybe they are too intelligent to be near me.

  3. It's the first time I was able to watch a jay couple in Seanhenge. Now I start to understand why now and then I am stumbling upon very tiny oak-"trees".
    Jays use to settle in new territories from time to time. Thus, one day some might come to know there's a generous friend of corvids living in the Perth area.