Sunday, November 30, 2008

Go Blue!

At one point yesterday, our bird feeders were a flurry of blue between the Blue Jays and the White breasted Nuthatches. The jays can sometimes be bullies on the feeders but I was glad to see the Nuthatches were persistent. Now that I'm back home it's time to catch up with all my bloggy friends!











24 comments:

Kallen305 said...

As always lovely photos. The blue jay looks so thoughtful on that branch.

I know they can be bullies, but I still love them and enjoy spending all of my $$ on peanuts for them. They wait for me every morning and they know I am the one who gives them their treats. It makes the cost worth it. ;o)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the pictures.I always enjoy the Blue Jays at our house.

Heather said...

Yes, that Blue Jay does look contemplative. Perhaps he's thinking "To bully, or not to bully?" I've been considering putting out peanuts for the Jays, but I am worried about their bullyish behaviors. I think I'll give it a try though, because they are SO beautiful. If things get too out of hand, I can always stop with the peanuts.

Deborah Godin said...

Nothing like blujays for sheer cheekiness. Do you get red-breasted nuthatches there, too?

Eve said...

You always get such beautiful photos Shelley! These are wonderful. Hope you had a great time!

gina said...

i have only seen a few nuthatches in my lifetime and think they are the coolest lil birds. great photos!

Bird Girl said...

Great photos, Shelley - glad you are back safely! Lots of action at the feeders this time of year!

Denise said...

I didn't have a single blue jay this time. Boatloads of white breasted nuthatches. They are fun to watch!

Jessica said...

I know a lot of people think that bluejays are bullies but I like them! But they do cost me a small fortune in peanuts. I watched one the other day gulp down about 15 peanuts one after the other. They are beautiful.

Mary C said...

Nuthatches are so cute. I'm glad you had a good weekend, Shelley.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I do love the Blue Jays for the color and the Nuthatch is so neat.

Kallen305 said...

The blue jays in my yard don't bully much. I feed them away from the other birds though. I love having blue jays in my yard because they give the warning calls to others that danger is near. Once when they started with their alarm call I looked out the window and sure enough there was a hawk. Sometimes they give a false alarm call to scare the squirrels away from the peanuts though.

My goal is to get out there w/ the camera to get some pictures. Seeing how lovely the one in the picture here looks, I will try it this weekend.

I have nuthatches. I love the way they climb down trees. The nuthatch in the photo is so cute!

Shellmo said...

Kallen - I'm w/ you - I still love em!

Ruth - thank you!

Heather - those are his exact thoughts! lol!

Deborah - have only seen 1 red breasted nuthatch - seems like their population is down in my part of Mich.

Eve - many thank yous!

Gina - they are fun to watch!

Birdgirl - it's like having an "open house" at the bird feeders everyday - ha,ha!

Denise - you've been getting good birds your way!

Jessica - they are the peanut junkies!

Mary C - thank you!!

Fishing guy - glad you like these guys too!

Salty said...

Two of my favorite birds! Our Jays will be squawking at a lot of hunters here in Pa today :)

T and S said...

I m amazed by the ease at which you have captured the Blue Jay. Motivated by your post, I will post a series on the Indian Roller (Indian Blue Jay) in my next post.

Jayne said...

Welcome home Shelley! I know your feathered friends were glad to see you too! :c)

Nick S said...

I didn't know you got the White-breasted one's there aswell Shelley. Bravo

Leedra said...

And catch up with all your birdie friends. The wind is so bad here the birds must have buried themselves somewhere safe. The birdfeeders are standing on their side.

HANNIBAL said...

Welcome back! Glad you got home safe, from all that snow! Go Blue! I would love to have all that activity at my feeders. I need to do something different, nothing comes as of yet...

Tina said...

Nice photos! Yes, you are right, those Bluejays can be downright pushy but I would hate not to see them, they are so colorful both in personality and hue!!:)

Richard said...

Great pictures. Love the BJ one.

Daisy said...

I really love that second photo, Shelley. I like how his feathers and tail all weave together like a work of art. I just enjoy the beauty of it, I guess.

Art and Poetry said...

Lovely potos! the light and colour perfect

RuthieJ said...

It's fun to have those splashes of color in the winter landscape, isn't it?