I spent a lot of time on my front porch yesterday working on a project for church.
There was a lot of feathered activity going on all day long.
The hummingbirds were whizzing by and chirping.
The cardinals were flapping from tree to tree.
The woodpeckers were banging out a rhythm.
The Carolina Wrens were bobbing up and down calling for their mates.
The crows were squawking and stealing the squirrel food.
And then, I heard a different, musical sort of sound; like a tiny bird of some sort.
I grabbed my camera and waited.
Eventually, I saw the 'tiny' bird that was making the sounds.
It was a Blue Jay.
Not such a tiny bird!
I waited some more and got lucky when he decided to take a dip in the bird bath.
He heard the click of my shutter...
I believe he was mating as I witnessed him bobbing up and down while singing a two-note song.
I rarely see any Blue Jays around here so I wish him luck in finding a mate!
While I was waiting for the 'tiny' bird to make an appearance a Male Cardinal landed in a tree above me.
A little while later, his partner decided to get a drink from the pond.
I wondered why a couple of my leaves on this plant were leaning over and in the water.
Now I know why!
Happy Good Friday, foks!
Till next time,