Saturday, December 7, 2019

The Blue Jay

Blue Jays! Some folks love them and some don't like them at all. 
I am one who enjoys having them around. They are colourful, sometimes noisy and mostly dependable, especially when I put out peanuts.

These pictures are all taken through a less than clean window, therefore the light isn't perfect and there are some visible spots.

Like I said, put out the peanuts and they are sure to show up.



It seems that these guys have a hard time deciding which peanut is the best one. I don't mind as that gives me more chances for pictures.


This one stopped for a moment and allowed me one picture without a peanut in it's mouth.


I think he has decided on this one and is about to take off.



Sometimes in a picture, we get to notice things that often go unnoticed. I had no idea that the Blue Jay had such distinct eyebrows. I think they need a little attention.



Something To Think About:

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

22 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures Ruth! They are truely beautiful even if brassy and bossy.

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  2. I like the jays, they are fun to watch. we used to take peanuts to the squirrels at the park, we would sit on a bench and toss them. the squirrels lost a lot of peanuts to the Jays, sometimes there would be 15 squirrels and a dozen Jays. made for much fun... these photos are beautiful, suck a sweet puffy little bird and I had no idea about the eyebrows. precious, love the expression

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  3. Wonderful blue Jay pictures! I never knew they have eyebrows! Now I will be looking for them.

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  4. Amazing photos. Love the close up of the eyebrows. Reminds me of Andy Rooney!

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  5. Fabulous captures of these gorgeous creatures!

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  6. So so precious! Ya, they're crafty and cunning, but beautiful. Exceptional images Ruth.

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  7. Wow, wonderful photos! Love his bushy eyebrows.

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  8. Love your bluejay post. A mother with a bunch of babies is noisy indeed, but what fun. Diane

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  9. Beautiful post. I love bluejays, one of my favorite birds, though not when cats are around. I've seen bluejays scare them into flipping (which is funny to watch but don't tell my cat that). They do have crazy eyebrows like some older men. Glad you pointed that out! I love seeing through my lens and seeing what few get to see. Enjoy your day!

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  10. He is really posing for the camera! Your pictures are wonderful.

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  11. We enjoy the Blue Jays as well, especially when they're looking for the best peanut to take off with. You got some great pictures.

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  12. Beautiful shots! Perhaps, I need to put down some jay food. My blue jay is a bit timid.

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  13. HaHa, yes those eyebrows need some attention.
    It made me laugh because it reminded me of a gentleman that was interviewing to be our pastor many years ago.
    He had eyebrows like that which made him look angry all the time.
    I just couldn't get passed that look...there were other reasons too,
    but he didn't end up as our pastor anyway..(:0)
    Sue

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  14. I had never noticed the eyebrows either! These are fantastic photos, BTW.

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  15. I especially love that last photo. The way they tilt their heads is so interesting to me.

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  16. i love blue jays, i think they are beautiful!! i like that they always come when i put the peanuts out and that they always warn other birds of impending danger!!

    you are right about how they "check for the best nut", they are so fun to watch!!

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  17. I, too, admire these colorful and frequent visitors to our bird feeders. I am also partial to them because seeing a blue jay close up soon after my cataract surgery amazed me. Its vibrant blue plumage was so rich it almost looked purple. I had not realized until then how much vision I had lost to cataracts. The world is indeed brighter now.

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  18. so adorable! I love their antics!

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  19. i am really curious about the blue jays around here ... i wonder? they have seemed to disappear ... my parents still have them. but maybe there is something in my home area that they don't like or that they are scared of? not sure??! i know they are loud ...but u sure do get use to seeing and hearing them. kind of miss them??! have a great week. great pics. i enjoy their blue. you need some snowy shots. they always look good with snow, don't they? ( ;

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  20. I love your pretty blue jay closeups! I would try feeding peanuts but would need to have a feeding station first. Right now I just have hanging feeders. Hmmm, something to think about.x

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  21. Oh I'm one who loves the blue jays!
    We have about 30 on our property that we put peanuts out for and it is pure joy to watch them.
    Personally, after watching them,I think they are a gentle bird, noisy, but gentle. :-)

    Merry Christmas to you Ruth!

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