I have been seeing other people taking pine cones and adding peanut butter and then seeds. I don't have any pine cones, but I have this tree in the Rockwood backyard that has real rough bark. So I decided to smear some peanut butter and add seeds. Did this a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get to stay to see what happened.
When I returned to Rockwood all the seeds and the peanut butter was gone. So were all the seeds in the feeders. After refilling the feeders I didn't have any seeds left. So I just smeared peanut butter. Didn't take long until the Carolina Wrens showed up and started in on the peanut butter, they didn't seem to mind at all the seeds were not there.
The following day I added the seeds, and here came the Blue Jays. My intend was to bring the Red Bellied Woodpeckers down to eye level so I could get a good look at them. Hey, I am not picky, I like Blue Jays. And the Carolina Wren was another first for me, yes I have led a very sheltered birding life.
I don't know if he is showing me his prize, or telling me I can't have any.