It seems that there is a bird called the Eurasian jay that gives his mate gifts from time to time, just because. With valentines day coming up, maybe some of us men could learn from this practise of the jay bird.
Photo credit: Luc Viatour
Some animals may only give gifts because they think they’re going to get something in return but not the Eurasian jay. It appears that these stand-up guys like to give gifts to their mates simply because the females will enjoy the presents. While that may be difficult for us to understand, it seems that these birds may have what is called the “theory of mind,” which is the ability to think from another person’s (or bird’s) perspective.
In one experiment, males would be able to see their mates eating either moths or worms and would then have the opportunity to give them either one. If the female had been eating moths, she’d be given a worm. If she was eating worms, she’d get a moth. When the males could not see what she had eaten, there was no correlation.
This shows that the males understand that the females would rather have something new than more of the same. The researcher conducting the experiment likened it to a man giving his wife regular chocolate versus her favorite chocolate. She’ll accept both, but one is going to make her happier.
Sounds like a very workable plan that many husbands could follow today. Seems as though we are learning new lessons from Mother Nature all the time. This info came from the folks over on Listverse.
Coffee out on the patio where the temps will be in the high 60s, and the sun is shining!