These two blue jays seemed to be distracted by something…something in the backyard.
I kept a sharp eye out but saw nothing. I’m wondering if an elephant had just made a short appearance, or perhaps a gorilla. Those are the kinds of things that would make me pause and not move a muscle.
I’m missing the birds and their antics outside of my window into the woods….so I’m pulling some images out of the archives. I think I had up to nine bluejays feeding on this winter day. Such characters.
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.
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE FOR MY IMAGE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS, “YOUR SHOT”. I’M JUST GOING TO POST THIS LINK AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW IT ALL TURNED OUT….
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.)