Way back when the kids were very young, there was a scrub jay who would come into the yard, fly right onto my hand, and take raw peanuts from me. He (she? only another scrub jay knows for sure) became so tame he'd even sit on my hand and stay awhile. The kids really enjoyed feeding him as well. My youngest son, who was around 4 years old at the time named him "G Bird". I'm not entirely sure why, but the jay's yell does sound a bit like the letter G.
So a few days ago I heard the familiar scream and went directly to the grocery store for some raw peanuts.
We have a new G Bird! 2 days later he is taking peanuts from my hand...you'll have to take my word for it since he's not too keen on the addition of a camera to our routine. It's just as much fun as the last time, except that this G Bird is a really early riser and starts his yelling, outside my bedroom window, at about 5 a.m. He knows when I'm down in the kitchen and even knows when I'm in my studio (and honest--I'm not that loud!) which is at the opposite end of the house, and he'll yell at me wherever he finds me.
Perhaps I'll have to include a scrub jay in a future quilt...for now, it's more crows.
This time with Alex Anderson's new "Never Enough Romance" fabric. Gotta love that red and white.