Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday


The Blue Jays (Cyanocitta Cristata) are a rather large and raucous bird that storms my feeders daily announcing their arrival and expecting everyone to clear the way.   They are not my favorites because they belong to the group of bully birds that make it hard for the smaller, more timid birds to get their fair share ... but then again, they do mob the hawks when they are around and that helps keep things in balance and they are, without question beautiful.  So I welcome them as I do all of nature's creatures ... God made them with a purpose.



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful birds -- one of my favorites -- and great captures as always, Andrea!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  2. The colours on it's wings and tail are amazing. From Findlay

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  3. I love watching the buejays in the garden. Lovely series of photos.

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  4. they are full of character, full of vinegar, and just beautiful. :) we take them for granted, don't we?

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  5. I think you have worded it very well, they are a very beautiful bird, nice shots.
    All the best Gordon.

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  6. Their call is so distinct.....and loud! People don't always connect the pretty blue bird with that screeeech!:)

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  7. Beautiful colours on the jay. So different from our jay.

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  8. I love love love the expression on the first photo - bully for sure! But they are pretty things and do help keep the balance.

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  9. They are beautiful. And I hear you on their bully boy status. We have a few of them here too.

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  10. Pretty shots of the Blue Jay! He is nice to post for you! Have a happy week ahead!

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  11. Gotta love the jays. The stare at you my favorite shot. It's ok by me they have a little Sass...

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  12. Nice shots! We sometimes have four at once, but normally only a pair. The bullies here are the starlings.

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  13. I love the raucous Jays. Great shots.

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  14. They are a beautiful bird. We mostly see scrub jays which are neat too but not as lovely as yours.

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  15. Oh my - what a proud Blue Jay!! He really is strutting his stuff and gorgeousness!! All poofed out in the chest and all. Love the images, as always.

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  16. I love your Blue Jay photos. When it snows, the Blue Jays and the Cardinals show up just beautifully against the white snow. Our little birds are to holding their own around these jays. I'm catching up with your latest blog posts, and I have to agree about the beauty of winter. Even though it is not my favorite season, the landscape is simply beautiful when it is covered with snow. I loved the photo with the little horse by the fence. It kind of made me want to reach out and bring him in from the cold. Lastly, I really liked your photo of the snowmobiles on the dark lake. This is something I want to try one of these nights. Night photography, I mean. About the only thing I take photos of at night is the moon and stars, but there's a whole lot more out there waiting for the camera to notice it. Well, now I want to get some breakfast for my little guy. You have a wonderful day, and woofs to Izzi from Pogo. Hugs, Edna B.

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  17. Hi Andrea, your Blue Jays shares are so lovely. I may have already shared this, or may again, if I forget. I did not always care for Blue Jays, and then a couple of years ago. one was born with only one eye. It was not going to survive in the wild and so I cared for it, for 6 weeks and then one morning, it just passed away. It was in that caring of that sweet creature, that I learned to love them. Now then it's parents were not so happy with me the first few days, but they were doing like I would do, trying to protect their young one...very sweet creatures after all~

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  18. That's a beauty Andrea. My blue jays are slightly larger and very blue here on the West Coast but the ones in England are similar, without the fluffy crown. You know, one friend of mine had one jay trained to knock on the window in the morning for a peanut. Clever birds. Here they mob the crows, who in turn mob the eagles. It's a funny old world, isn't it? Hope your week is coming along nicely. :)

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  19. One of my favourites, as you know. You excel at these bird photos, my friend,

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  20. I would be delighted to see a Blue Jay at my feeder but there don't seem to be any here in town. Instead I get sparrows, chickadee's and that occasional hawk who was out yesterday (I miss seeing it but Coleen spotted him). Love that last shot of your Blue Jay.

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  21. Loud and boisterous, but lovable.

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  22. amazing bird; fantastic colours; lovely images

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  23. Those jays are so good at spotting hawks. They give out such an urgent and brief call when they see one.

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