Friday, March 06, 2015

Blue jay

I flipped through photographs tonight to see if something tickled the muse. Coming across this picture I'd taken last spring, I decided it would do just fine.

I don't think blue jays stay here year around. They make an appearance in the spring and early summer, but they must head toward cooler climes when it gets hotter that satan eating salsa.

They are beautiful birds. This one stopped in for a while to munch on the birdseed on our banister.

One of the characters in Harper Lee's iconic novel had this to say: 

“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”  But most seem to believe the line is not about shooting birds, at all. I'm not a Harper Lee scholar, but I did love that book....and I also love blue jays.


  1. We have bluejays coming to the feeder and they are little bullies but so beautiful. I love his cute little blue tuxedo. The best way to shoot them is with a camera.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. It looks too perfect, like it isn't real, as if you put a model of a bird there to fool us.

  3. Beautiful shot! We have tons of Blue Jays eating at the feeder...and they are fat! Yours is very skinny! Maybe that hot weather isn't so good after all...or maybe I'd be skinny if I lived where it was hot? Ha! Have a good weekend! I'm so excited it's going to warm up to 35 this weekend! Yahoo!

  4. Yeah, you gotta like the color and patterns. They are beautiful birds. Some Fowls have such priceless patterns, amazing how consistent they are. In Texas once I was shocked to climb out the camper and see a BIG Green Jay. Never before nor since have I seen one. Exactly like the blue jay except a bright green. Same personality I was told.
    THANKS and take care.

  5. We have blue jays here year round. I agree they are attractive birds.

  6. Very pretty birds, but aggressive and nasty. I can't tell you what my mom called was way before political correctness...I forgive her.

  7. Anonymous2:03 PM

    What a handsome devil!!

  8. I agree with Stephen. It looks almost like a high gloss paint was used because of the way the light shines on its eyes. You captured it beautifully.

  9. The Blue Jay is indeed beautiful.
    I did not grow up in America, but one of these days I will read the book. My kids have read it and my husband has watched the movie. I don't want to miss reading it.


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