Disturbing The Peace

This morning, as I sat pajama-clad in my comfy chair, sipping my coffee and reading my Bible, my carefully guarded quietness was interrupted by the sound of obnoxious squawking.

It was one of my juvie Jays (who made his debut in yesterday’s post) wondering why his breakfast wasn’t ready and waiting.  Rather than scurrying to meet his demands (toddler training 101- don’t give in to whining!) I did my best to ignore him for awhile.  When I finally did venture out to fill the feeders, he was waiting, wearing his “Well, where the heck were you?” expression.


He is quickly becoming comfortable with my presence, probably because he knows that I am the hand that feeds him.



He was in no hurry to leave the deck rail and took his time investigating the feeding trays.



In the picture below, you can see his throat bulging out a bit as he already has that peanut packing instinct down pat.


Once he had eaten his fill, he dropped down to the rocks by the waterfall fountain and contemplated getting a drink.


A group of Red-winged Blackbirds let him know that he wasn’t welcome, so he flew over to the birdbath and helped himself to some fresh water there.


He hasn’t yet grown into his full handsomeness, but he is still a beautiful bird.  And I have a feeling I’ll be hearing from him again come breakfast time.


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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17 Responses to Disturbing The Peace

  1. so cute! just love your pictures 😉

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful Kathy!

  3. I think you definitely have another loyal customer there, Kathy. 🙂 I absolutely adore that first photo!

  4. Jodi says:

    Great shots, Kathy! Do you find the blue jays to be bullies around the other birds in your backyard? The others all seem to get along so well and take turns except for them. They are getting a little better ( I think )…….. maybe as there are so many others now.

  5. Beautiful!! Love the first shot best. 💜

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I so enjoy your posts! Your yard must be a bird’s favorite place! 💚

  7. Tiny says:

    Wonderful little fellow! Love how you have captured his expressions 🙂

  8. What a lovely post! I adore Blue Jays even with the ruckus they can cause!

  9. He looks and sounds like a spoiled little bird! But so pretty!

  10. You show great restraint not giving in to his demands right away! 🙂

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