I have long enjoyed watching blue jays collect acorns in my yard. In spite of the fact that they have to compete with a variety of backyard neighbors for them, they always seem to collect more than their share.
The findings of a study that involved closely monitoring the habits of 50 blue jays suggest that my belief has merit. The results of the study revealed the birds stored 150,000 acorns over 28 days. In order to amass this many acorns, each bird had to average collecting 107 acorns per day.
This just goes to show there is a lot more going on in our backyards with often realize.