My Loveable Laughable Jays

I have some backyard Blue Jays that are making me laugh these days.

The first is the youngest of the crew, who doesn’t come to the feeders yet; instead, he sits on the branches and squawks LOUDLY until his food is delivered.  He only makes me laugh for a little while…then he gets downright annoying!

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The second is a juvenile who is venturing forth on his own, but still has not forsaken some of his baby ways.  This guy will land on the Bark Batter branch, flap his wings like a youngster, and then proceed to feed himself.

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By the way, one way to tell he is young is by noticing the pink at the edges of the beak.  If you look at the adult below, you will see that this eventually turns black.

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And this last Jay makes me smile simply because he seems to keep smiling at me.  I call him the Jolly Jay because he always arrives with his beak wide open and looks so joyous!

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I love the perfect heart shape his mouth is making in the next picture.

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My Blue Jays always have a way of brightening my day!

 

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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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14 Responses to My Loveable Laughable Jays

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like jolly Jay too! So cool how his mouth forms a heart shape!! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. jmnowak says:

    They are so delightful, Kathy! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness. Kathy. That heart shape is incredible!!! They were truly all so cute but that last one is amazing, friend. I just need to give you a big round of applause for capturing this beauty. (Oh the blue jays whooped my O’s last night, but I am celebrating your wonderful photos anyway! :D)

  4. naturlvrx2 says:

    These birds are such characters, I love watching them in our yard too. Great captures, a lot of personality shining through!

  5. Carol says:

    I can hear them squawking through these photos! They are definitely noisy birds, and the pictures with their beaks open are such fun.

  6. Love that last ‘heart’ shot!

  7. Denis1950 says:

    There are some beautiful poses captured here

  8. Tiny says:

    I love the youngster in the first picture! But of course I can’t hear him 🙂

  9. manirul9641 says:

    wow its a cute bird

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