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Friday, April 6, 2012

Friday Feathers

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.

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!


Silly bird!

Happy Good Friday, foks!

Till next time,




4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the bathing jay. :)

CountryDew said...

Great shots. We have a *lot* of blue jays - they're a bit of a pest, actually - but a very pretty bird.

Wolfsrosebud said...

loved the bath time... you should check out Wordbird Wednesday's and link up

Unknown said...

Those shots are all amazing, of course it seems the bathing jay is the most adored!

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