Here’s the link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150123081801.htm
These birds are said to have bad reputations but I like ravens and western scrub jays, both corvids. These birds are smart and interesting. Gary had an uncle who though if a black bird, like a raven, flew across your path someone was going to die. Strange.
Some western scrub jay photos. They love peanuts, so I got some raw peanuts and am putting a few out daily. Here’s a series of photos I got today.
Here he is taking a peanut.
Seen from the front.
After taking a peanut, he cracks it open by pecking on it with his beak, like a woodpecker. Here is a photo taken through some branches of the scrub jay with a peanut which he has removed from the shell.