My backyard birds have me pretty well trained. Now, the crows are getting in on the call-to-action. I have three crows that make regular visits. They enjoy and eat the corn or any stale bread that I scatter. Recently, I bought a 50 pound bag of feeder corn and each morning, I toss out a cup full, which the crows readily eat. I usually make my daily walk to the shed in the back yard where I keep all my seeds and goodies about 9 AM, but if I’m a little late, the crows let me know about it. I hear them squawking and carrying on and they continue to make a racket until I put down my coffee and newspaper and head for the shed. They watch and wait from a nearby tree, then swoop down to the scattered corn by the time I reach the back stoop.
My blue jays don’t nag me when and if I’m late, but whenever one sees me heading to the back, they also begin squawking. Soon, there are 10 blue jays bouncing around and collecting any loose peanuts.
In the summer, I have bluebirds, robins and cardinals each pestering me daily for meal worms. Like I say, they have me well trained.