I feed the birds--chickadees, sparrows, jays, and a squirrel or two-- in a feeder several yards from my kitchen window.
Last week I replaced the summer flowers in my kitchen window box with some lovely pansies--they thrive here in the Pacific Northwest in the winter. While doing dishes that evening, I was cheered by the colorful bloom of their sweet pansy faces.
The next day I noticed that several of the blossoms were missing; and the following day they'd received a more serious "pruning."
I caught the ornery varmint stripping the last lemon-yellow flower yesterday--a fat blue bird with a punk-rock hairdo! A Stellar Jay caught in the act. :evil:
Is there any way to stop this? Is anyone aware of a Stellar Jay deterrent? I know I could replace the plants, but I really have my heart set on pansies.