I think this bluejay is a wannabe runway model. I was waiting for the big pivot that models do when they get to the end of their strut, but nope.
“This lovely number is the essence of versatility…by day, the blue and black of the top of the feathers will serve you well in any boardroom or staff meeting. When the work day ends, simply flip up your wings and you’re all sass and glamour with stunning white silkiness and black pin-striping.”
WHAT? DID YOU EXPECT SINGING AND DANCING? MAYBE A BUNCH OF US BLUE JAYS ROLLER SKATING?
WE ARE ALL TIRED…WE HAD A BIG WEEK SO WE ARE RESTING IN THE BUSHES AND IF WE DECIDE TO COME OUT THIS WEEKEND, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. BESIDES, WE NEED SOME TIME TO DIGEST ALL OF THE PEANUTS ZANNYRO GAVE US…SHE SAID WE WERE CELEBRATING SOMETHING…SHE EVEN GAVE US PARTY HATS…WE ARE WEARING THEM WHILE WE REST IN THE BUSHES.
PERHAPS YOU SHOULD BUY SOME HATS FOR THE BIRDS THAT COME TO YOUR HOUSE. EVEN THOUGH SPRING IS TRYING TO HAPPEN, OUR HEADS STILL GET A LITTLE CHILLY.
THE WORDPRESS ISSUES OF YESTERDAY SEEM TO HAVE BEEN IRONED OUT.
BECAUSE THE SNOW AND COLD ARE HANGING ON WITH A GREAT AMOUNT OF DETERMINATION, I’M SHOWING YOU SOMETHING ELSE THAT’S HANGING ON WITH GREAT DETERMINATION…THE BIRDS.
THIS IS A BLUE JAY, FEATHERS ALL PUFFED UP TO KEEP OUT THE COLD.
IF YOU ASKED ME TO GO SIT ON A BRANCH WHILE IT’S SNOWING AND FREEZING WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A COAT OF FEATHERS…I’D PUNCH YOU. (Sorry, that was mean.)
BLUE JAYS… SMART, QUICK, CLEVER, BEAUTIFUL…FREE.
THE “CALL” THAT IS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THEM, IS LOUD…MENTIONED OFTEN AS A “JEER”. THEY MAKE THEIR PRESENCE AND OPINION KNOWN. THEY USE THIS JEER TO WARN OTHERS IN THEIR FLOCK.
THEY ARE BRAVE…THEY FEAR NO OTHER BIRD, TAKING ON HAWKS THAT ARE FOUR TIMES THEIR SIZE.
THEY SOAR THROUGH THE AIR AND FLY HIGH TOWARD THE HEAVENS.
I ASKED THIS GROUP OF BLUE JAYS WHAT THEIR NAMES WERE…
EACH ONE ANSWERED…”I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE…I AM CHARLIE.”
I AM CHARLIE.
BEFORE ALL OF THE SNOW RUDELY FELL ON US, I CAPTURED A FEW MORE IMAGES OF THE BUSY BLUE JAYS…I IMAGINE THEY KNEW THAT THE COLD AND SNOW WAS ON THE WAY, SO THEY WERE HARD AT WORK.
WHEN I CAME ACROSS A SERIES OF BLURRY LOOKING IMAGES, I ENLARGED THEM AND THERE I WAS!
CAN YOU SEE MY HAND, MY ARM, THE CAMERA?