Friday, February 19, 2010

Camera-Critters #98

The Blue Jays have a very distinctive chirp.

I hear them every morning telling me to throw those peanuts out.....

and Lord help me if I don't have any. They get even noisier than usual.

Tomorrow it's time to buy another large bag of peanuts. I think they have me well trained.

I will be putting all the names of my visitors for this week into a hat and on February 24th, I am going to ask Gregg to delve into it and pick one out. That person will win a small box of goodies in celebration of my 1000th post which you can read about here.

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31 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Denise, Yes---the jays can be noisy. The strange thing for me is that we don't have them in winter... Don't know where they go--but I never see them until spring...

However, in spring and summer, they do come to the feeders and make their presence known.

I laughed at your telling us that the jays wake you up in the morning. WELL--my Cardinals do that to me.. They chip and chip until I feed them!!! Cute, huh?

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I LOVE your close-up picture of the blue jay!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Superb photos!

diane said...

Great shots of the beautiful birds. Maybe they came from Betsy's house. You must have a big peanut bill every week.

Titania said...

Hi Denise, the birds and the squirrels and many other creatures must love you to bits! Great pictures of the birds. Denise you better start planting some peanuts, you just wait until the word goes around in the neighbourhood. It is absolutely lovely to have the wild creatures around.

Anonymous said...

Denise As always your photographs are stunning. The Blue Jays and squirrels must love you.
Thank you for all the pleasure that you give to so many.
Lots of love
Dorothy xxxxxxxx

We love Luna said...

How lucky you are to hear this gorgeous bird singing every morning!
He is adorable!
purrs and love
Luna

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots!

T and S said...

Lovely series of images of the Blue Jay...Thomas

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Such a pretty little bird and so cute. I love the one with the peanut in its beak. You certainly are well trained Denise - but who can resist the little beauties. A x

Ladynred said...

It certainly is a beautiful blue jay!
I can't wait for the Spring to come.

Misty Dawn said...

These are outstanding images! Beautiful!!!

Congrats on your 1000th post... I'm coming up on my 1000th too.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a beautiful bird! I love how they have you trained. :)

Crafty Gardener said...

We can always tell when the bluejays are approaching the garden looking for peanuts. Great photos today.

Cottage Sisters said...

Your blue jays look a little different than ours. Ours are called Western Scrub-Jays. They don't have the pointy feathers on the top of their heads. You do know when they are in the yard because they are loud!

Your photos are beautiful! Have a great day!
Denise@cottagesisters~California

i beati said...

a real smorgasbord there..sandy

Patty said...

Blue jays are fun to watch. The first time I remember a blue jay while living here, I didn't realize they picked up the whole peanut. I kept hearing this tapping, almost sounded like someone had come into the yard and was knocking at the sliding screen door at the patio. I would get up and look, would see nothing. Finally I just stood there waiting to hear it again and that's when I saw this beautiful blue jay, with a peanut in it's beak, knocking it against the eve spout or down spout, what ever it's called. I guess he was cracking the shell slightly so he could get out the nut. We also watched one take a nut up to the back of the yard, where we had a small garden, he took his beak and pounded the nut into the ground, then found a large leaf and laid over the spot. So I starting reading about them, and found they will hide the nut, but they don't remember where, so apparently the squirrels or other animals that eat them will find them. Ours love the shelled nuts. No work for them. LOL Hope you're feeling completely well again and having a wonderful week-end.

Müge said...

Now I understand why Wikipedia describes them as noisy birds! :-) Very beautiful photos!

eden said...

Such a beautiful bird. Love all the images.

Carletta said...

I love Bluejays! I have one or two that visit my feeders but not everyday. Maybe peanuts is the way to go. :)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely photos of the little birdies - I wish I could take pictures as good as this.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Cloudia said...

I feel like a winner whenever I come here, or find your comment at my blog, D.

But I'd still like to win the goodies :)


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Lanny said...

What beautiful birds those blue jays are. Some of our little birds actually come and chirp at our window and tap at it when we are sitting in view.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, Denise! You really got some great photos of this jay! I love all the peanuts scattered before him...so many choices, hmmmm!

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are absolutly beautiful Denise!! Always loved these birds but we don't have them here in the Islands but do remember them from California.
Hope your having a wonderful weekend-
Regina

MedaM said...

Lovely photos of beautiful little bird. It is so cute.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Bluejays. The Bluejays must love you for giving them all those peanuts.

matron said...

I have heard of Blue Jays but have never seen one,we do not have them in Ireland.Thanks for showing it,now I know what they look like and they are beautiful.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Gorgeous photos, Denise. We do have blue jays, but they are not visiting my feeders much this winter. I think they are not liking the new squirrel-resistant one. When I first put it up, they came, and though they weren't so heavy to close the hoppers, I think the perches might have been too short for their dining comfort. Maybe I should try peanuts, too.

Rambling Woods said...

I put peanuts in the bird feeder for the jays and some in a ground feeder for the squirrels...everyone loves peanuts..beautiful photos of the jays.. Michelle

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Denise: I have about five that come as soon as the peanuts are on the railing of the deck.