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Beautiful Blue Jay

Moved the deck feeder closer to the patio doors. Filled the feeder with whole peanuts. And now the blue jays are visiting often. As long as there are peanuts.

They are such beautiful birds. A striking blue color. Taking photos inside, behind the patio doors, and between the close blinds. I will gradually get in the open to get photos, once they are use to the movement.

Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open.

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Written by Carol DM


  1. You managed to get a great photo there.

    That used to happen with our cuckoos. Earlier it was the zoom that got them in my camera but slowly they tolerated me coming closer. It takes time.

  2. That is a lovely bluejay. You were lucky to get such a capture. I once got one of a tiny little bird standing on the road in Latvia and as I walked away he was still there deep in thought,