Sunday

I've Got the Blues...


....But that's not a bad thing. In fact I have a LOT of Blues -
Blue Jays that is! They are abundant in my area.
And the ones here do NOT fight with the other birds...I'm told they do that in some areas.  
When I shot this - 
there were at least 6 of them hanging out together.
  I guess it helped that I put some
peanuts out for them to snack on.

28 comments:

~tinyartjewelry~ said...

Beautiful pics! Glad I found your blog for some inspiration!

mountain.mama said...

The melting snow and the bird are beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the Bluejay. It would make a nice note card.

Erica Houskeeper said...

I love the colors in this photo. The blue, white and green really pop. Beautiful!

Kelly said...

...he is beautiful. I love blue jays in the winter. Their bright blue gives such a pop in the dull gray surroundings.

Appalachian Lady said...

Great photo once again! Bluejays come by once in awhile here. I thought when I read your title that you were down because of the nasty day!

Scriptor Senex said...

How perfect the combination of the Blue Jay and the snow.

Chris said...

Yes you got the blue, and very well indeed. Gorgeous shot of a bird I turned to love a lot although I've never seen it!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Keri, Beautiful Blue Jay image. I've got TONS of jays too...I hate to admit the number. Fat, sassy, and well-fed they are!

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Such a gorgeous bird and image. Love that color blue!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That kind of blues is OK to have.This is a gorgeous picture.
Blessings,Ruth

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is a beautiful picture of the blue jay! They do love peanuts! I lure them right up to the patio with peanuts in the winter.

Tom said...

Beautiful in Blue

Willard said...

Superb, Kerri!

Hilary said...

He's a beauty.. looks like a young one... ish.

Carletta said...

Beautiful image!
I have them here but not every day for some reason. I'm loving seeing them and the cardinals together.

Karin said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. Inspiring. I hope to reach that stage one day with my camera. Long way to go!

Jayne said...

That blue is just striking against the snow Kerri!

Karen :-) said...

Blue Jays are so pretty. They do fight around here. I love your photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, I've heard peanuts are irresistible to blue jays! Stunning photo!

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous image! The whole composition is great - very seasonal.

animalswisdom said...

Stunning shots! I so appreciate how your blue jays do not fight with other birds in your area.

Interesting, since according to native american belief - blue jays are all about personal power and can come to remind us to use our personal power in positive ways.

They visit me, especially when I get hard on myself. Personal power gone awry...on myself. :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures!
Maya

Dick said...

Looks great against the snow, beautiful photo.

jeannette stgermain said...

Ultramarine blue my very favorite color to paint with!
Thanks for the "follow" kerri!

CG said...

Oh that's beautiful; my resolution for 2010 is to try more wildlife photography!

doro said...

beautiful!! nice blog, greetings

Holly said...

I can't imagine seeing such a bright, colorful bird in the winter. The water droplets in this photo are wonderful!

violetxoxox said...

I know why the Blue Jays don't fight where you live ... it's because they're actual Blue Jays.

I live in California and we don't have Blue Jays here, but I didn't find this out until recently... I was in an area of Nevada talking to some people who were visiting from another state. A beautiful blue bird came and landed nearby and I commented on how pretty it was. The guy I was talking to said, "That's a Blue Jay." I said, "THAT'S a BLUE JAY? Wow, that's not what Blue Jays look like where I live!" And he told me that's because the birds people refer to as "Blue Jays" here in the western states are actually Stellar's Jays. He said Stellar's Jays are the bad-tempered ones that are constantly fighting; Blue Jays don't. I did some research, and sure enough, two totally different (although related) birds with completely different dispositions.

So when you hear people say Blue Jays fight, they're most likely talking about Stellar's Jays and they just don't realise they're not actual Blue Jays. :)

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