Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blue Jay

The only blue bird that comes to my feeders
is the Blue Jay.

I did see an Indigo Bunting two different times this month.
They were just passing through.

Last year a family of Blue Birds
were across the street in the cemetery.
I have not seen them this year.

The Blue Jays are year round residents.
They were successful already this year.

I saw three Jays on the deck.
They acted as if they were family.
They all looked exactly alike.
I thought this Jay was the dad since he
seemed to be keeping an eye out for danger.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Don't they just make you think that they are made of steel? They are so handsome. Lucky that they come by during the summer. Ours are more noticable during winter.

Anonymous said...

Don't they love to pose? Great photos, I have trouble getting close to jays. We have had a mother jay and baby around this spring. Usually, we don't see the jays at all during nesting season.

Naturegirl said...

I love the bluejay..even though he tends to be a bully at the feeders!
He is our mascot for our local ballteam "Toronto Bluejays!"
Oh my you are picking peonies and roses already!! Your photos are wonderful!Our peonies will burst open soon! anxious and waiting NG

Mel said...

Dear Sherry,
Stunning pictures!!
I missed visiting you!

Anonymous said...

Jays can be pretty agressive. Perhaps he is protecting his feeder from other birds. He is very hansome, none the less.

Marvin said...

Great photos of the jay.

We don't feed during the summer but because we're surrounded by woods, we still see plenty of birds. Of those in the blue variety, bluebirds and and indigo buntings have been regular visitors. For a while there, a male bluebird was having frequent territorial disputes with himself in windows and vehicle mirrors, but that has passed.

Marvin at Nature in the Ozarks

Deb said...

I miss seeing the Blue Jays in the garden. Such a gorgeous bird. I've got lots of catching up on posts to do here :-}

Cheryl said...

They are extremely beautiful is lovely to see them.

Jeanne said...

I send my love and smiles across the miles
Love Jeanne

Rose said...

Lovely photos of the bluejay. I know they are supposed to be bullies, but I enjoy watching them nonetheless. We don't have bluebirds, so the jays are the next best thing.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I think the Blue Jays are handsome birds too. The Cardinals do not like them very much! LOL

Q said...

Dear Sandi,
This Jay stayed perched on the deck ball for some time while the other two Jays were getting nuts and seeds. He seemed to be on lookout!

Q said...

Dear Anna,
The Toronto Blue Jays are a fun baseball team to watch!
If it stays cool our peonies could last another couple of weeks. We would be in peoney time together.
I know you will enjoy the blooms when they open.

Q said...

Dear Mel,
I miss you too!
Hope new job is going well.
I will pop over and see if you have any new birds to tell about.

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy288,
I think he was showing the kids around.
They can be aggressive.
Mockingbird sort of keeps every one in line!

Q said...

Dear MArvin,
I wish the Blue Birds would come to my feeders. I would get meal worms for them if they did!
The Indigo Buntings are incredible. I was wowed when I saw them this sring. Wish they would have stayed a spell for pictures.
Nice you are close to the woods.
I am sure I wouild love living in the woods.....
City sidewalks and streets, power lines and stop signs are my surroundings. I feed the birds knowing so much of their habitat has been destroyed.
I enjoy your bug pictures so very much.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
I have catching up to do with you too! Seems as if time sped up this past month. My wellness work takes me awhile every day and I still want to be with the birds as much as possible. Soon, very soon the butterflies will be here every day.
I shall pop over for a sip of tea and to pat Ben.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
It is fun to see birds from different countries. We often take our common birds for granted. I like the Blue Jays.

Q said...

Dear Jeanne,
Thanks Hon!
I feel your sweet hugs,

Q said...

Dear Rose,
We love the birds Mother Nature sends!
I think the Jays are fun to watch too.

Barbara said...

This beautiful bird has a very proud "pose". I like it!!