Blue Jay with seed head of "Mammoth" sunflower
In my kitchen veggie garden I grow sunflowers (Mammoth variety), just so I can have the fun of putting the dried seed heads on my garden fence and watching the bird activity out my kitchen window. This Blue Jay has found the sunflower heads and is taking seeds and storing them away somewhere, for the winter. Blue Jays are compulsive hoarders this time of year and will empty your feeders, taking seeds away in their crop to store. These seed heads keep the jays busy and diverted from the feeders, somewhat :)
Blue Jays are quite beautiful, actually, and if we saw the in another country, away from our prejudices, we would be oooh-in and aaah-ing.