Beautiful Bandits Of Blue

The Blue Jays that seemed scarce at our feeders during the winter months have returned in full force, filling my backyard with raucous squawks as they greedily gobble up the peanut supply.

These beautiful blue bandits are a delight to watch as they pop in and pilfer peanut…

…after peanut…

after peanut!


Bold, brash, and a bit demanding, these birds are a delight to watch, although I am pretty sure they are keeping an eye on me as well.

Occasionally, they take a water break…

…but then it’s back to the peanut popping.

With their brilliant blues, their intricate patterns, and their lively personalities,  Blue Jays are always one of my favorite birds to photograph.

I hope they stick around all summer, gobbling up peanuts and striking handsome poses.

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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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15 Responses to Beautiful Bandits Of Blue

  1. 1nmbirder says:

    Beautiful set of pics!!

  2. aussiebirder says:

    As I have said previously ‘I love your photos of one of my favourite US birds’ Thanks again for these beautiful pics Kathie

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like the one looking at you! Makes me smile! 💙😃💙

  4. Ellen says:

    Benjamin and I are loving your Blue Jay’s peanut filching photos. We have been putting peanuts on a huge tree stump for the chipmunks and squirrels, so that Benjamin could watch them. The past two days, we watched a Blue Jay flying back and forth taking all of the peanuts. Benjamin is positively enchanted by each of these photos when enlarged. He is all about the details; fluffy feathers, the feet, the beaks, the eyes and the coloration of each bird. Thank-you x 2!!

  5. lindasschaub says:

    I really like Blue Jays and Cardinals – always my favorite birds. All your shots were great (making use of your new lens I see) and how did you manage to get that peanut flipping in mid air in that beautiful Jay’s mouth? (second from the bottom)

  6. Beautiful Bluejay profiles!

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