Oh Happy Day!
And what might be the cause of this exclamation? Well, I saw my first Blue Jay in the backyard today!
I had just finished filling the feeders when I heard the fake (but convincing) cry of a Hawk, which could only mean one thing. Sure enough, a moment later, in swooped a beautiful blur of blue.
He gave me a quick glance…
…and then flew to a different perch and let out several LOUD calls, which I am hoping was a signal to his Blue Jay friends of his newly discovered location.
Then, he set out to investigate the food selection.
He seemed to prefer the new feeding trough, and sampled a bit of seed before flying off to the trees just outside of the yard.
Blue Jays might just be my favorite bird to photograph. They have such big personalities. I am so hoping that today was the beginning of a long and meaningful relationship!