A Blue Jay Kind Of Day

The weather was picture perfect here in Georgia today, and I had a heavenly hour or so to sit outside and take pictures.  The feeders were a flurry of activity for most of the afternoon, but the Blue Jays were by far the most frequent visitors.

Here are my eight favorite Blue Jay photos from today.  Hope you enjoy them.

Blue Jay that looks like he took a bath in chocolate milk.

Blue Jay that looks like he took a bath in chocolate milk.

The same Blue Jay sporting the "asparagus head" look.

The same Blue Jay sporting the “asparagus head” look.

Stopping in for a peanut...or two...

Stopping in for a peanut…or two…

Pausing with a pretty pose.

Pausing with a pretty pose.

Back-feather beauty.

Back-feather beauty.

Hanging out at the watering hole.

Hanging out at the watering hole.

Grabbing a quick bite at the Bark Butter branch.

Grabbing a quick bite at the Bark Butter branch.

And...more peanuts...

And…more peanuts…

Enjoying the company of these fellows was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

 

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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8 Responses to A Blue Jay Kind Of Day

  1. Mike says:

    Very nice! I love blue jays.

  2. aussiebirder says:

    What a very handsome looking bird Kathy, I love the patterns on its rear feathers, well captured!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I added the picture taken of the rear view in “hindsight.” I am glad I included it because it does show what a beautiful pattern they have on their backs.

  3. Blue jays are among my Top Five Favorite Birds. Do you have a nesting pair on your property? One thing I learned a few years ago is that blue jays mate for life, which surprised me because I always assumed that characteristic was limited to the larger species such as geese, swans, eagles, etc.

    • kathydoremus says:

      We have some nesting nearby, but I’m not sure exactly where. I know they have reputations as being bullies, but mine are pretty sweet. I didn’t know that they mated for life – somehow that makes them even more endearing. 🙂

  4. Such a wonderful series of photos of one of my favorites! I was happy for the blue jays up north this past week, they were the most frequent visitors, devouring everything every day. It was pretty funny though because I took up one of my older peanut feeders and we went all over God’s creation up there looking for peanuts in the shell and then when we finally found them, the jays didn’t pay that peanut feeder a bit of attention, even though we hung it right next to their favorite platform!! The only thing that ate the peanuts from the feeder were the squirrels! 🙂

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