Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Blue Jays argue over the water bath....

First of all there was one....

enjoying a long drink on a very hot day.

And then.....

And then....

someone did not want to share the bath

but the other decided to make a move.

That's when the argument started.

Sitting on his haunches....

he finally decided to stand tall to see if that would work.

They actually paired off and flew up in the air at each other with claws outstretched, and that was a bit too much for the other to handle.  He decided it wasn't worth it.

He will just have to wait his turn.....

until this one has finished taking his bath.

A nice long one....

and just to prove a point.....

I think it may have taken a little longer than usual.

That was a wonderful bath.

Next!

21 comments:

betchai said...

oh, they are so cute. these are fun and captivating images.

Out on the prairie said...

Beautiful shots of these lovely birds.I love their antics.

Brian King said...

haha! Those are awesome shots! A bit of bird WWE!

Sara said...

This was so delightful! You really caught the essence of their argument with your photos. Just like two people yelling at each other...so comical to us humans but serious I'm sure to the two blue jays. Yes, I do think he took a little longer than necessary just to spite his friend.

gigihawaii said...

Even birds don't like to share! Lol.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Denise what a treat!! What timing and splendid captures. I will chuckle for an age.

Valerie said...

I love your captions.... what a fabulous story. You're very good at this sort of thing.

The Elephant's Child said...

What wonderful images. Thank you so much - was there much water left for the second jay?

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I love your shots of the bluejays bathing.

Mamabug said...

Denise that was such a delightful post this morning! Those little jays are so cute.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These looked like a couple of younger blue jays, perhaps siblings testing themselves? Despite the fact that bluejays never share well at our feeders, I too like their coloration and enjoyed these sequence and story as well, Denise.

Jane and Chris said...

How utterly adorable!!
Jane x

TexWisGirl said...

too darn cute! i think jays are such handsome birds - and they're definitely scrappy, too!

Sunray Gardens said...

What fantastic pictures. Way too cute. They are pretty birds, but are aggressive little guys.

Cher Sunray Gardens

A Brit in Tennessee said...

He's enjoying his long bath, and yes they do stand off and make the loudest noices !
Awesome shots Denise, they made me smile :)
~Jo

Kathy said...

This brought a big smile and a chuckle! They can be such bullies sometimes!

Mama Zen said...

These are just marvelous!

Jay said...

Hi, thanks for dropping into my blog. These are fabulous photos of the Jays, brilliant!

NatureFootstep said...

oh gosh, how much fun to watch. Great shots. :)

diane b said...

A fabulous series of photos. The one shaking himself is hilarious. Your captions a funny too.

Debbie said...

oh these are just wonderful, a sight i see often in my yard. the birds appreciate water as much as they do food.

awesome captures!!