What do you do with hazelnuts that have gone stale?
Put them out for the squirrels...
But, it wasn't the squirrels who came to eat them.
Who knew that Bluejays love hazelnuts?
They looked so happy!
They grabbed them.
They called their friends.
They tried to take as many as they could hold!
When I saw them swallowing the nuts whole,
I became a little worried.
I hoped I wasn't going to be inadvertently responsible for killing them :(
Not to worry.
I watched them fly up to a nearby tree where they regurgitated the nuts and pecked them into smaller pieces.
Before long, they'd eaten every single nut.
All that remained were their footprints in the snow.