Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Free as a Bird...

A Downy Woodpecker

Last week I told you about our new "treehouse"- the screened deck off our kitchen which is about 15 feet off the ground and how wonderful it is to be able to watch the birds which come to our feeders. So far we have spotted chickadees, downy woodpeckers, hummingbirds, nuthatches, thrushes, and these colourful blue jays. Now blue jays are loud, gregarious, boisterous birds and my Mom is always shooing them away. But I love them! Look how wonderful their colour is.


3 Blue Jays

There are three Jays here in this photo and it was shot through the screen so it is a bit blurry, but don't you agree, they are impressive?

20 comments:

nikinpos said...

I used to find those blue and black stripey feathers in the garden when I was little. Magic feathers!

CanadianSwiss said...

They're beautiful. And those colours!

verniciousknids said...

Lovely! The leaves are gorgeous too.

Ginnie said...

There is definitely something about living that close to the trees and the birds! I call it Therapy for the Soul. So glad you are surrounded by it, Kim!

Romerican said...

(Completely off topic, but I thought you might like to spend all night reading this fascinating blog in reverse.)

Expat Traveler said...

I love their colors too! I want a bird house still!

Pam said...

VERY impressive indeed!

ITS said...

Holy crap, you have been spamed.

The comment page took forever to load.

Those blue jays are mighty fine. I wish the Toronto Blue Jays would be doing a bit better too. :)

traveller one said...

That was quite the spam! Thanks for telling me about it ITS!

Nicola said...

Those are wonderful ..........X

hockeyman said...

I see NS is as wild and wacky as ever......

matt_erlandsen said...

Kimmi,
My blog was hacked. Please delete the link to my blog just in case of more violence of this kind.
Thanks and keep in touch!,
Matt.-

Cynthia Rae said...

My Grandma always had humming bird feeders on her deck. I always loved watching them.

We don't have any bird feeders at our house, but I think it would make my cats crazy. Kind of like placing a peanut butter cup outside my window, but not being about to eat it! hehehehe.

Great photos too Kim!
Cyn

Crystal said...

Spectacular shots of the Blue Jays! I did a lot of bird watching while in Uganda and now I'm quite fascinated with the world of birds.

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April said...

birdwatching is very calming and satisfying. i did it a lot when i was younger, but now that i live in a city, it's much harder to do. enjoy!

Ergotelina said...

tri blu zogat ..Grizhlemzët!....
.....

are there smart birds?...

or just Jay-Walkers?....................

:)

Kisses......)))
Very nice blog

Stelle In Italia said...

ooh, that's one thing i miss about having a house with a yard! love the picture of the blue jays!

jackie

April said...

where art thou, traveller one? so long and no word? ;)

Anonymous said...

what adorable birds!