Looking Divine.

I don’t know exactly what this blue jay is looking at. Is it looking for a sunflower seed that has fallen to the ground? Perhaps it’s looking at a peanut taking a siesta below the bird feeder.

Someone suggested that the bluejay might be looking at a car that it’s thinking about buying. Another clever individual suggested that it’s trying to decide which pair of socks it wants to buy. Considering the fact that it’s eighty-five degrees and humid, I think that’s highly unlikely.

I think it’s simply looking…divine. Look at those perfect feathers, that magnificent color. Divine…simply divine.

Is this seat taken?

This female bluebird was making a second attempt at landing on the bird feeder. Things were crowded at The Window Cafe and seats were in short supply. There didn’t seem to be anyone in charge at the hostess desk, so it was pretty much first come, first served. I myself would find this system too stressful.

We were eating at a restaurant that was right next to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida a few years back. They had not yet perfected the system for checking in with a hostess, and we ended up with a group of three people hovering next to our table while we finished our meal!

My husband, normally a very courteous sort, finally was pushed to his limits. He pushed back his chair, asked the woman standing at his elbow if she’d like to finish his coffee, and we left the vultures to pick at our leftovers. (I’m sure they didn’t actually do that, but I thought it gave this story a dramatic finish.The rest of the story is 100% true.)

Eye see you.

This is the eye of a bluebird…the feathers around it amaze me with their beautiful patterns and delicacy.

I’ve been making sure that their favorite sunflower chips are always available because at least some of their food source is buried beneath a LOT of snow.

I buried my chocolate under the snow and like a squirrel, I occasionally find a bit, dig it up and have a feast…(I’m just kidding.)

Red Headed Woodpecker

This gorgeous bird is a somewhat rare sight for me and so every visit is a thrill. Apparently this type of bird used to be common, but the story has, sadly, changed. Normally they eat insects, but I think the peanut chips I put on a feeder tray every now and again, entices them in for a visit.
Getting ready to fly away with a treasured peanut.

I wish I could do this, I think.

I promise you, I didn’t use photoshop to put this bird’s head on it’s body backwards.

I’m not sure if I’d like having the ability to turn my head around this far! I’m sure that for a bird it’s a great plus for keeping an eye out for predators, but I generally don’t have that problem.