Overheard at the feeder…”What’s my secret? Yoga classes 3x a week, they’re really making a difference.”
Stop! Detour?Hello Cutie?
I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not a bird behavior specialist…although I have been mistaken for one at cocktail parties.
I am just a bird observer, a mere mortal with an uncanny ability to be wrong about a lot of things.
In the spirit of keeping my track record very blemished, I would like to offer my thoughts on the interaction above. The wide spread wings of the bluejay above may mean, “STOP”. Perhaps little bluejay birds were crossing the branches on their way to bluejay school, crossing guards are always needed and heeded.
I didn’t notice any traffic or construction, but the commanding posture of the wings could indicate that oncoming birds should take an alternate route. I’ve been told that these worker birds take a lot of verbal abuse from frustrated fliers.
One last possibility for this behavior is some kind of weird attempt to find a date for the “spring fling.” Personally I think this move just smacks of desperation and I suspect this bird will be shunned and become the catalyst for an urban myth about a creepy, inappropriate bird that lurked in the woods.
I have probably posted this before, but I had mentioned to a fellow blogger that I would post another image that I took in the National Bison Range in Montana.
I kept a VERY safe distance from these beautiful elk, this is not the kind of animal you want to get close to.This was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced.
A GROWN UP? NOT A GROWN UP? HARD TO TELL.
HI! I’VE BEEN WORKING AWAY ON MY MURDER MYSTERY AND ACTUALLY MAKING SOME PROGRESS WITH THE “TWEAKING”! I’M STILL KEEPING AN EYE ON THE BIRDS AND YELLING AT THE SQUIRRELS.
THIS IS, I BELIEVE, A YOUNG BLUEJAY, NOT YET A FULL BLOWN ADULT. IT HAS BEEN COMING OCCASIONALLY WHEN I PUT A PEANUT OR TWO OUTSIDE AND IT’S ALWAYS WITH IT’S MOTHER AND SHE IS STILL PUTTING FOOD INTO HIS MOUTH….I’M THINKING ABOUT TELLING THE MOTHER IT’S TIME THIS “BABY” LEFT THE NEST. C’MON ALREADY!
NEED YOUR DOSE OF “CUTE” TODAY?
THESE LITTLE RASCALS CAME TO VISIT THE NIGHT BEFORE LAST. AHHHH, TO BE WILD AND FREE!