Since yours doesn't migrate, you may find him at your feeder one of these days!
Unfortunately, West Nile really hurt the population here. I see various jays still, but not so much in my yard anymore. I remember the summer that it happened. There were literally birds falling from the sky, so that the county had to get them off of the hwy.
I've been thinking about feeders here, too. I am concerned about small birds going to the ground to pick up dropped seeds. What I've come up with is one of those disks that you slide down snow hills on.
The ones that I remember were metal, which is probably too heavy, but they probably come in plastic now, also.
If so, I envision a feeder on a pole, and somewhere between the feeder and the ground, one of those disks, dished side up, but not too close to the ground.
I think that it's wide enough to catch all seed if the feeder is more vertical than horizontal, which should keep most of the birds off of the ground. What do you think?
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