I was watching this Stellar jay from the big picture window in the front room.
He has been hanging around for years, but this year he has a mission.
He spied the bird feeder we set up last month.
He has tried to perch on it to eat, but it is too small.
So he swoops down, smacks the bird feeder with his feet ...
Then eats what falls to the ground.
Smart bird, eh? He's been at this off and on for days, but this is the first time I've managed to 'catch' him in the act. I know it's a little blurry, but keep in mind - this is through the window and this guy is FAST!