Bluejay eating bees

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By jeffmackinnon

When I was taking this picture, everything was happening too fast for me to even notice, but the bluejay had a bee in his beak, and then ...

Blue Jay eating a honey bee

Down the Hatch.

As you may have seen in other recent posts our neighbours have a beehive, and we have a lot of deadbees in the backyard and especially in around the waterbarrel. I'm guessing that the Blue Jay thinks they are an excellent source of protein and this is why he is in and around our yard so much.

At least, I don't think he is catching live ones.