Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just Bluejays

For this weeks  World Bird Wednesday    and  Nature Notes   I have my backyard Bluejays


The Bluejays in my yard are like rowdy teenagers. They fly into my yard all loud, scaring all the little birds away. 


Recently, I was out on my deck and I thought I heard a hawk nearby I looked up and it was a bluejay doing a great hawk imitation.


 The patterns on the jays feathers are beautiful.



They gobble up peanuts and seed  like there is no tomorrow, again kind of like teenagers. I have watched one jay pick up at least 7-8 shelled peanuts before flying away.



To see more wonderful and beautiful birds please visit Springman's World Bird Wednesday  and to see some wonderful nature post please visit Michelle's Nature Notes.

Thanks to Springman for hosting World Bird Wednesday and to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes. I also thank you for stopping by to see my birds and post. I hope the rest of your week is great. Happy Birding!

56 comments:

  1. we take them for granted since they are so common here, but they are GORGEOUS birds. :)

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  2. Gorgeous photos, Eileen! They go very nicely with your blog colors! :-)

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  3. Just Bluejays you say?...
    Wonderful images of a beautiful little bird I will probably never see in the wid..

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  4. They are the Bluejays, can't beat 'em.

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  5. They are beautiful and fun at the sametime. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Wow Eileen, these are wonderful captures!
    The rowdy ones in my yard will hardly hold still for photos. You got some lovely images!!!

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  7. great captures Eileen, they really are like teens.

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  8. I haven't figured out how you get these beautiful photos! I can't get them to hold still long enough! Love the noisy, greedy jays though!

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  9. Gotta love the Bluejays, with their noisy calls and large appetites! I had no idea they could imitate other birds, how special was that!

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  10. They gobble in such a way knowing 2012 12 21st is coming...?

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  11. I think Bluejays are beautiful too! The crest on their head and color and design of their feathers are very pretty. You shared some great photos for us to enjoy!

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  12. Beautiful photos. Those birds have wonderful colorful "clothes"

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  13. Ha ha -- a perfect description of jay's behavior Eileen! We used to have scrub jays in our yard at our Oregon house and they terrorized the little birds and even one of our kitties. (No fears about that cat catching birds, it was too dumb!)

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  14. Oh, I LOVE jays and scrub jays! They are so intriguing!

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  15. These are great photos of the Jays! I've always enjoyed seeing them.

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  16. They must like your food and telling their friends about it!

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  17. oh, so love your birding pictures always, and the blue jay's eyes are so captivating.

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  18. Beautiful photos of the Bluejays! We only see the Gray Jay here, and while their antics and greediness are much the same as their blue cousin, they are not as pretty.

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  19. They really are a great bird to have in your back yard!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  20. I have really learned to love Blue Jays so much in past couple of years. Great images Eileen!

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  21. They are such lovely birds, despite their manners. Jay are the same everywhere I think. The ones we have (Eurasian Jays) will gather up so many acorns that their crop is stuffed and then add two or three in their beak.

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  22. Lovely captures. Beautiful tail of blue jay.

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  23. Lovely pictures of the bird and awesome photography.

    Lesson Plans

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  24. I love to see your Blujays Eileen. Such beautiful birds.

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  25. I have never looked at them that close up before but their feathers are lovely, aren't they.

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  26. You got some great shots. I've always enjoyed watching bluejays.

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  27. I know they're nasty birds... but they are so pretty... maybe they just need a hug

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  28. Bluejays do have an "attitude" LOL

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  29. Eileen: I love the blue Jays and miss seeing them since we arrived in Arizona. There are other birds here to enjoy however there is something about the Jays I love..teen appetite and all!
    BTW thank you for leaving comforting words on my post about Kea's passing.As my wee 3 year old grandson said "she's an angel now sitting on that big white fluffy cloud watching over us" out of mouths of babes words of comfort.
    Have a great week.

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  30. Great jay shots. They are indeed both beautiful and rowdy. Mine like to shovel seeds off the bird feeder until they find a peanut. I'm considering putting up a peanut feeder just to bait them away from the rest.

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  31. I'd never thought about Blue Jays being like teenagers but I guess your right, Eileen - a bit badly behaved, very noisy and more than a bit hungry most of the time. Great pictures, a perfect match to your background colour.

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  32. I love your Bluejays. One of my favourite birds from your part of the world.

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  33. ...Blue Jays really are like rowdy teens--haha--great description. I love watching these birds nab peanuts at my house. They are relentless at the peanut feeder!

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  34. Blue jays are cheeky but pretty birds! :)

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  35. Eileen - what great images of those blue jays! I love taking the time to stop and study our more 'common' birds - it's the perfect opportunity to really observe avian behavior since they're often so plentiful and accustom to people.

    Love your blog - glad to find you!

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  36. What a beautiful selection of blue jay views! Such gorgeous birds. I get so excited when I see one.

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  37. Thanks for visiting my site earlier! These are GREAT shots. I love the one from the back. I have seen lots of blue jays but I've never gotten a good look at the backs of the feathers like that! Spectacular!

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  38. Hi Eileen, Fantastic pictures of those rowdy beautiful Eastern Blue Jays! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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  39. I'd love to see these great birds, looks like they have heaps of attitude!

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  40. More beautiful bird photos. Eileen, you continue to amaze me.

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  41. Great photos of this amazing bird. I haven't seen all that many around lately. Enough of that, I'm on my way for peanuts!

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  42. You can't look at a jay without smiling..that throat pouch comes in so handy when there are peanuts... Great post for Nature Notes... Thank you for linking up Eileen.. Have a great week..Michelle

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  43. They are beautiful birds. Even though they can be noisy and obnoxious sometimes I love to watch them.

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  44. They are beautiful birds, the feather pattern on the wings is simply amazing.

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  45. What beautiful photos of the blue jays, such color and expression, absolutely stunning.

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  46. Wonderful shots of these beautiful birds. We don't have them in Australia, so always nice to see photos of them.

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  47. i wish to see one of them in person. very BLUEtiful!

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  48. How I love those patterns! So lovely!

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  49. Lovely bluejay photos. They visit our garden on a regular basis ... must be the peanuts that attract them.

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  50. You know, I love blue jays! Nice collage of photos!

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  51. Stunning images! No wonder the Jay announces his presence so loudly, he is proud of those beautiful iridescent colours.

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  52. Just gorgeous captures of the blue jays.

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