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:

TexWisGirl said...

how cute is that? brave little cuss!

Kay said...

What a really great capture Ruth. I love it!

Kay

Janice K said...

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

Kerri Farley said...

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

Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Coy Hill said...

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

Karin said...

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

Arija said...

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!

Tammy said...

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.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

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

Becky said...

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

S. Etole said...

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

Diane said...

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

Ginny Hartzler said...

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

john bord said...

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

ChrisJ said...

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

Dawning Inspiration said...

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

Ruth said...

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.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

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

Sandra said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Betty Manousos said...

what an adorable post and photo!

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

Pat said...

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

Betsy Banks Adams said...

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

Debbie said...

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!!

EG CameraGirl said...

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.

Angad Achappa said...

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