The Latest Little One

A juvenile Blue Jay has been loudly making his presence known in the backyard!

The other day, he followed Mama to the feeders and perched on a nearby branch.  He kept a close eye on her…

…while she gathered up a heapin’ helpin’ of peanuts.

You can tell he’s a youngster, not only by his mannerisms and the remaining fluffy feathers, but also because of the bit of pink at the edge of his beak, which you can see has turned dark on the adult.

Once her beak was sufficiently loaded, Mom flew off to a neighbor’s pine tree with her little one close behind.  Now that he knows where the peanut stash is, I don’t think it will be long before this fellow is coming on his own.

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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7 Responses to The Latest Little One

  1. They are wonderful, gorgeous birds!

  2. lindasschaub says:

    So cute – they have good memories, that’s for sure!

  3. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    He is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    It is interesting that the baby still has a little pink on its beak. Great pics, Kathy! 💙🐦

  5. Tiny says:

    Beautiful pictures of the little one! I’m sure you will see him come back for more 🙂

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