Thursday, November 1, 2012

Camera Critters and Bird D'Pot

 I am posting my Camera Critters entry a little early.  I am also connecting with Bird D'Pot.  The company we were thinking we might get didn't happen, but at least I am ahead of the game as far as the housework is concerned, which is always a good thing.

I love it when the Blue Jays come on the deck to eat the peanuts I throw out. You can hear the first one up in the tree calling to its family, and the next thing you know there are several flying down for a meal.  They don't like you getting too close.  I try to stay back because as soon as they see me they take off.  












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Thank you Misty for hosting Camera Critters.  Another favorite meme, I always look forward to it each Saturday.  
To see other fun critters you can click here or on the badge below.


You can also click on Anni's Bird D'pot post here.  Thanks Anni.




31 comments:

imac said...

Beautiful Birds.

TexWisGirl said...

they are beautiful birds just bursting with raucous character. :)

Valerie said...

I really like the jays... we have one who comes to pinch nuts from the squirrel but he isn't as pretty as the blue jay. Hope you are well, Denise.

Out on the prairie said...

What beautiful shots,I have a special feeder for the jays

George said...

It's always a great plus to be ahead on necessary chores. You got some great photos of the blue jays.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, great shots of the bluejays. I love to see them and they seem kind of camera shy around here too. Have a great weekend!

Cloudia said...

even without your captions: nice series!


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Linda Gross said...

You sure have a great vantage point for capturing good pictures of your feathered friends and other wildlife!

Betsy Adams said...

Great pictures of your jays, Denise.. We have them in Spring and Summer --but they disappear in late Fall/Winter....
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

Awwww....love these birds, Denise! Great photos!

Carletta said...

These are wonderful shots Denise!
The blue of his feathers really go with the leaves scattered. A colorful shot!

The Elephant's Child said...

Such glorious colours - many thanks.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Birds are such fun.

Mumsy said...

Your blue jay is so beautiful, and I love the fall background in your photos. Just perfect!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Denise, very colorful birds on your back deck. We have several that visit our feeders but tend to be seed hogs. Glad to read in your earlier post that your storm damage was minimal as was ours on the VA eastern shore. sadly that was not the case with family and friends in NJ who remain without power nearly 36 hours afterwards. But Everyine is safe and we are thankful.

Marie said...

Beautiful bluejays!

Honest Abe said...

A great collection.

Naturegirl said...

Good shosts of the Jays! I have not seen any in my garden for months!! I miss tham as they are one of my favorite!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm about ready to post my CC too..

You have prettier jays than we do...we just have the scrub jays, a pretty color blue, but no interesting feather patterns.

Sherry McDonald said...

What great captures these are! I love them! Here we have stellar jays and gray jays. Gray jays or camp robbers eat out of our hands! Amazing birds!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome...we don't get blue jays this far south so anytime you share these photos, it's a special treat for me.

If you'd like...add your link to this post at the Bird D'Pot --it's open for linking at Noon today [Texas time]

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

At one time blue jays were so plentiful here, now i rarely see them?? great shots Denise.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute critter, I like its blue coat!
God bless you!
Cezar

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the blue jays.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you all for such cheery comments.

Lighthousegal said...

Blue Jays like peanuts.... I will have to try those.
I love watching them at my feeders, but as you said, they do not let you get too close.
You captured them very well. I especially like the shot with the one that seems to be cocking his head to look at you, cute!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Blue Jays are beautiful!

My Critters
Have a blessed Sunday.

Anni said...

...again, wishing they would be this far south...but alas, I will have to enjoy them through your image shares!!!

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week.

Roy said...

A lovely bird Denise and a great new header shot as well.

Kay said...

These are such gorgeous photos, Denise. I didn't see a single blue jay in Illinois.

Gabi BK said...

Oh my god... they are beautyful!

We don't have them here in Holland... i wish we had!

One distant relative of the Blue Jay is seen around our parts tho, the Eurasian Jay.
They are pretty birds too but not all that colorfull.

Greets from NL,

Gabi