Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winter Blue Jay

Just when it seems that there is little or no color in winter, my friend the Blue Jay shows up and proves me wrong. I enjoy these birds on my yard all year long.In winter, especially,they add color and some action to the quiet landscape.


This Blue Jay is coming for the peanuts in the window feeder.


A little Oak tree is the usual landing place before visiting the feeder.


We take a closer look at this beautiful bird.


Finally at the feeder.Now to decide which peanut is the best one.They usually pick up several before settling on one.


This must be the one.Down the hatch and away he will go to hide it quickly and come back for more.


Closing Thought;
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:26

18 comments:

  1. Jays are so photogenic, and good posers

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  2. his color is so pretty and i love the way he looks in the first shot, our jays stay year round, but the cardinals don't. they are here now for about a week chipping and chirping and male whistling. the squirrels are courting like mad.... we are running 10 degrees warmer than we should be in Feb. like summer.

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  3. Hello Dear Ruth~ stopping in to say hello!
    Your photos are awesome!
    We too have winter Stellar blue jays and it is the peanuts they love most.
    I have an area on the property with large pine treess where I feed the wild Turkey's along with the blue jays.
    Right now we have 31 Turkey's and nearly 40 blue jays. It's amazing! They are my joy every morning. :-)
    Life is still busy here with mom and our remodeling, but oh it's looking beautiful. Mom is doing great!

    Happy day to you~

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  4. These are wonderful sharp pictures! But just as good, I love your story to go along with the pictures. How he is picky about which nut, and then hides them. Almost like a squirrel.

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  5. Ruth, great shots of the Jay! Aren't they rascals! Ours, the Stellar's Jay, usually manage to get two peanuts at a time. One down the throat and one in the beak!

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  6. He is a beautiful fellow. you captured him beautifully and with pretty bokeh.

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  7. More lovely photos from you, always a joy to see! Amazing that they can take a peanut like that, then go hide it somewhere.

    Great scripture and oh how I pray that I I will take it more to heart and trust fully in God's tender care.

    Happy Valentine's week ~ FlowerLady

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  8. They do love the peanuts! I've seen one bird stuff several of them in his mouth at once and then fly off to eat them. Greedy!

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  9. I love watching the jays, especially when peanuts are involved. They're so beautiful, and you got some great photos of them.

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  10. You captured some really great view of the Blue Jay. They are quite the birds as they have so much energy and action to watch. Thanks for sharing those pics and your closing verse.

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  11. great captures - the same antics as my jays!!

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  12. You have some amazing close-up shots of the blue jays. They are a beautiful bird even if they do run off the smaller birds at the feeder. :) At least they do in my yard. But I've noticed when a woodpecker swoops in the jays usually scatter then.

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  13. I love them and enjoy their antics. Real characters!

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  14. Love your photos of the Blue Jays, Ruth. I love to see them, too. Even though they make quite a racket. And an adult with fledglings is a real, real racket. Diane

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  15. Wow fantastic images of the blue jay. They sure are pretty birds.

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  16. Sweet! One of my favorite birds that we had living in Colorado (don't here). My favorite photo today is the 2nd from the top...its perch before 'hitting the feeder'.

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  17. How much fun to watch! Great photos of the jays!

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  18. Your Jay photos are stunning, Ruth. I love the close-up shots with the peanut. I have both Gray and Blue Jays all year round too. The Blue Jays are bullies if there is food and other birds are around.

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