Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jay Walking at Wood Lake


I caught a Blue Jay at Wood Lake.  He is not a "friend" of most birds.  But look at his amazing plumage.   A beautiful bully.

He looks like a bearded grandpa here.

"The objective is to teach the student to see the land, to understand what he sees and enjoy what he understands"

Aldo Leopold

Thanks wise old Blue Jay for pointing out this quote to me.  I hadn't noticed it before.





27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty images of the bluebird! They are bully's but still great to see! Love the quote! Thank you for linking up with my critter party! enjoy your weekend!

Lynn said...

I've never seen colouring like this before, he is beautiful! I can see he'll fit in somewhere in your art.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're beautiful birds!

Susan (ABON) said...

One of my favorite birds...a Blue Jay family visits our feeders daily. I've never seen them bullying the other birds, but when the Jays approach the other birds take off. I wonder if it's because of the loud call of the Jays announcing their approach, or is it because the Jays are a good bit larger than the others. Your photos and quote are lovely. Have a good weekend!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

He is very beautiful!
love
tweedles

Marie said...

He is very beautiful! The tail looks like a stained glass window.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird.

DJan said...

Magnificent creature, and even better quote from Aldo Leopold. :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the beautiful plumage these birds have, you have captured great shots.

Caren Gittleman said...

that IS a handsome Blue Jay! Their sound is so annoying but they are exquisite birds!

Hilary said...

Fine shots. You've got that right about their bullying ways. We had dozens of them over the winter.. picking on our house.. literally. It turns out they're fond of paint for the calcium it contains. Destructive beasties.. but beautiful.

Kitties Blue said...

They are terrible bullies, but so gorgeous. Loved the quote. Hugs, Janet

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I didn't realize the beautiful pattern on his feathers! Great shots!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of the scavenger blue jay ~ they are pretty but as you wrote 'not a friend to other birds ~ Great post for SC and love your header ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

TexWisGirl said...

we tend to take them (and cardinals) for granted, yet they are so beautiful. :)

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful bird and beautiful photos! I like jays even if they do stir up the other birds. Your pecan pancakes sound yummy too. Nice job on that too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful jay shots!

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful photos!

We don't have "real" jays out here, but the ones we do have (scrub jay and stellar jay) are also pretty aggressive.

Roan said...

He is a handsome sort!

EG CameraGirl said...

They are gorgeous birds, but it's true they are bullies.

Christian Weiß said...

Great colors and a funny bird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I so enjoy bluejays. Wishing we had them this far south.

And, I just have to add love the 'jaywalking' title for this post. Clever.

Felicia said...

Indeed he is a beautiful fellow. gorgeous images.

janiceadcock said...

Marvelous capture of this beautiful jay.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. That is a beautiful shot.

Maggid said...

Oh look! You're right - he has a beard . . . I've never noticed before - I'll have to watch . . .

Stewart M said...

Nice picture - and nice words from AL.

And even a Blue Jay has to eat.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne