It seems our old friend the Blue Jay is back in town. Or at least the back yard. I stumbled across one yesterday when tending the bird bath and while it flew off, I know it will be back. Perhaps regularly. The jays don't visit the feeders all that regularly and sometimes go very long periods of time between sightings. I have no idea how I escape the carnage reported by other bird feeders in the area. They do seem to enjoy the suet that is out there all year but they clearly must get even better eats elsewhere. No matter. Jays don't bother me much and I give the ones I see wide latitude. Heck, they're fun to watch. We shall see what happens this time.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!