Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thankful Sunday

Today I am thankful that the birds come to visit me.This Blue Jay was more concerned about getting the peanuts than me sitting nearby.

This picture was taken with my iPhone and the initial post was also done on the phone.
With any luck and some patience I might get the Blue Jay to feed from my hand.
Now that would be something to be thankful for.

28 comments:

  1. how cute is that? brave little cuss!

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  2. What a really great capture Ruth. I love it!

    Kay

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  3. Oh, so neat! That would be a "close-up."

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  4. Oh I hope he will feed from your hand! What a thrill!

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  5. You are lucky and/or patient. Our bluejays stay too shy. I guess because we live n the woods with no other people around.
    nellie

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  6. I hope you get him to eat out of you hand. Almost looks like my camera sitting there.

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  7. Love the capture Ruth! But really, I don't think your 1-400mm will focus THAT close :)

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  8. That is one amazing camera to be thankful for! Oh, and the bluejay is totally focused on his prize!! Very cute!

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  9. Certainly something to be grateful for. With a little patience you will turn that blue jay into a friend who will pester you for peanuts as soon as you open the door. They can be very trusting birds and in places where people picnic I have had them feed from the hand. Good luck!

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  10. I've been able to get chickadees and nuthatches to eat from my hand, but Jays always seem a bit less social. Good luck!

    Maybe if you hold back on their cherished peanuts they will go the extra mile to get them.

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  11. I hope the blue jay will soon eat from your hand; that would be delightful!

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  12. Keep up the good work Ruth. I'd love to see a shot of a bird eating from your hand.
    B.

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  13. The blue jays are so skittery here it's difficult to get a photo of them.

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  14. What a great shot. Isn't he gorgeous!!! Diane

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  15. Yes, it would! And it might happen, the jays are not timid, they are bold bully birds. But oh so pretty!

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  16. Neat shot. One of the birds I miss here on the prairie.

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  17. Such a cute bird. Our blue jays are actually scrub jays and such a beautiful blue.

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  18. Beautiful bird - so cool that you can be so close to it!!

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  19. Good luck getting these birds to eat from your hand, and keep your iPhone handy! Cardinals and Blue Jays come close for peanuts but they are very wary.

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  20. Outstaning shot! He is quite brave to come so close. Peanuts must be his favorite.

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  21. I wash thinking this Jay had his own long lens to take photos of YOU. LOL great shot with the phone

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  22. I love that photo. I've tried to do the same thing with my butterflies and camera, but no luck yet.

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  23. what an adorable post and photo!

    i love it!
    you just put a smile on my face.:)

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  24. What fun for a little wild bird to come so close to you!

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  25. Great picture and words, Ruth.. YES---we all have so much to be thankful for.

    Bet you are thankful for that new deck, aren't you?????
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  26. i am very distracted by your wonderful camera....that's a beauty....so wonderful looking!!

    cute little blue jay...he sure has his eye on those peanuts!!

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  27. I bet you CAN get the blue jay to eat from your hand. My neighbour trained blue jays to be on his deck between 4 and 4:30 every afternoon. Blue jays LOVE peanuts.

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  28. Wow.. how fortunate you are that you get these beauties to visit you... :)

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