Watching Backyard Birds | December 2017 Preview

2 • Watching Backyard Birds INTRODUCTION Watcher at the Window: Turning the Tables — Julie Zickefoose 14 Features Jays: At the Table and in the Trees — Howard Youth and Dawn Hewitt 6 Silk: An Appreciation of Blue Jays — Diane Porter 12 Readers Write: There’s a Party in Our Yard — Addie Norman Patuto 18 My Backyard: A Photo Essay — Karen Marie Moning 21 Top 10 Foods for Winter Bird Feeding — Bill Thompson, III 22 Ask Birdsquatch: No Birds at the Feeder 28 Short Stories from Al — Al Batt 30 G. COPE SCHELLHORN (2) BRUCE WUNDERLICH Top: Blue jay. Above: Woodhouse’s scrub jay. Right: Carolina wren.