Looks like its getting a pretty good beak full each time.
The technique certainly works Wilma.
They are not as daft as people imagine.I have a Jackdaw that has learn't to lift the fatball feeder off it's hook. Little devil.
Too true Adrian. It's the Rooks which do the unhooking here.
oh, thanks for the laugh!!!
Corvids are always good for a bit of entertainment TexWisGirl.
Certainly inventive.Great clip John.
Nothing like a crafty corvid Keith. A couple have been practicing that for a few days.
It was certainly very determined John :-)
When it comes to corvids, Jan, they never give it. Just keep experimenting until they get it right.
...he did figure it out! He looks like he is getting a good amount each time too...
It certainly did Kelly.
Well John, this did make me chuckle! I’ll have to watch out for this in my garden – we could have a bit of a competition going here. I wonder who will get the GSW feeding from a peanut butter feeder first ;-)I’d say your Magpie with an open swinging feeder and target holes is probably winning the first round - but then again he’s a Corvid and has higher brain power than a Thrush. Then again, my current peanut butter feeder is more stable being attached to a small pine tree trunk and there are no target holes – just a long vertical grove. This homemade feeder spot was picked after the female GSW was spotted climbing here.My first round competition contender bouncing up from a branch below is from the Blackbirds. It is quite a challenge for them that’s for sure! They too are using a battering ram technique. They are so funny to watch – I must try to capture some video one day. Having no contrasting markings like the Magpie, I doubt if video will be successful.What fun our garden visitors are to watch :-)
Goodness Shirl, you had a marathon catch up session this week.Now some of the Blackbirds are using the same method. They must have been watching the Magpie.Your feeder sounds an interesting design.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John