When the days are cold and gray, graybeards such as myself tend to hang out at home in our castles with tea, throws, fireplaces and clean windows. I have been watching the Blue Jays (up to six came this morning!) fight over my sunflower and peanut seed mix. They are too big to comfortably hang on my bird feeders, so a platter of seeds is the best I can do. Some come in and stuff their craw with as much as they can. I think they then return to the trees and store it in crevices, rocks and even bury it in the soil. They have a good memory.
They do get territorial when more than one shows up and I had fun putting my camera in sports mode and trying to capture the arguments
When I ran out of Blue Jays I retreated to my computer and did some digital paintings.
I like this last one as it seems almost like an American Indian painting. Blue Jays have their place in the lore of the American Indian.