Just an update from a very short trip to the hide this afternoon where I said Happy Christmas to my favourite pair of Jays. As normal, she came down to help herself to peanuts but not before announcing herself by calling like a Buzzard for a minute or so which then morphed in to a whistle which was a little bit like the call I have been trying to get them to copy. After a short while the call changed to a Crow and there she was on the peanuts. After a few visits the female was joined by her mate and he went over to the fence to have a look at the free mouse* that I had left on the gate post..
Can I just wish you all a very happy Christmas.
*(From a trap in Dick's attic office).