Filling Up And Filling In

This Blue Jay stopped by yesterday afternoon to fill up on some peanuts.

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You can see he still has a few feathers left to fill in from his seasonal molt (around the eye and neck) but he is almost back to his splendid looking self.  The pictures of the birds whose faces are still featherless are just too scary to post!

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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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19 Responses to Filling Up And Filling In

  1. humanity777 says:

    Beautiful pose. ..

  2. Sheila Moss says:

    I saw a bald cardinal and thought there was something wrong with it until I found out about molting. LOL

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    The featherless faced birds might make a good Halloween post! 😳 Hehe! Love your Blue Jay! 💙

  4. Pete Hillman says:

    Beautifully captured!

  5. Tiny says:

    Beautiful capture! And the Blue Jay is getting there 🙂

  6. Oh! We have a bluejay who’s head and neck feathers seemed to be all pecked off! I had no idea they are just slow to coming in ! I feel so much better now ! Thank you !

  7. dunelight says:

    Oh my word…he’s stuffing himself like a chipmunk.
    I have never seen a bird choke. I guess they can gulp their food. Great shot!

  8. He’s gorgeous Kathy I wish we had them here.
    Kath

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