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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bright Spot





This guy was a welcome splash of color
 on this very cold, grey day!
I thanked him with peanuts.
It was a mutually agreeable arrangement. :)



56 comments:

  1. I would thank him too. Love that blue!

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    1. Me, too...so brilliant! And I just love that pattern in his feathers!

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  2. What a beautiful bird . . . . and lovely photos of it. Which variety? Love the blue and markings. Almost looks as though he is in the RAF . . . .:)

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    1. Royal Air Force ~ the flying part of our armed services

      Ah . . . . it's much more exotic than anything we have in UK ~ quite beautiful ~ I think we should import some plus Cardinals . . . . . I'll try to remember the name, Blue Jay . . . :)

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    2. Yes, I think you need some reds and blues!

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    3. True . . .Keith and I will pop over and get some . .

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    4. Bring some of those sweet English Robins with you!

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    5. OK . . . but your's would eat them alive . . .
      That gargoyle looks very hungry . . .

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  3. Hi Betsy....
    A Blue Jay in your blue garden???
    Perfect!!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes! Now we just need some blue blooms!
      IT"S SNOWING HERE RIGHT NOW! ha.
      Super tiny little flakes but still...it's snowing!

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    2. Nothing here....
      Thank goodness!
      Perhaps your Blue Jay will nest in your evergreens...
      The babies are too funny!

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    3. Our snow is actually sticking!

      I've never seen baby Blue Jays...that would be a real treat!

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  4. Boy, he sure brightens things up... even the gargoyle seems to approve! :-)

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    1. The gargoyle seems to be saying "Come into my mouth, birdie!" ha.

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    2. Ohhhh - I hope not! Laughing. Maybe he just wants birdie's peanut! I don't think Garden Girl ever feeds him. :-)

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    3. He's catching snowflakes on his tongue right now! ha.

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    4. Is he? Ha! Well as long as he has something in his gargoyle tummy.
      No snow here but very cold again compared to the warmth we enjoyed for a few days. I have to say I wish it would snow a bit again... although everyone will attack me! I have to show you this link of some photos of what our Eastern provinces have endured the past few weeks. I was considering moving down east this past year - perhaps I should think twice!
      http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/snow-what-snow#.gmRZ4vAzP

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    5. Those are amazing pictures! I wouldn't mind it if you were prepared and the power stayed on!

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    1. I agree...and I think he knows it! ha.

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  6. Despite their noise-making, I think Blue Jays are one of the most beautiful birds.
    Sweet.
    ~Jo

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    1. They most certainly announce their arrival, don't they?

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  7. Awesome! Note to self: Blue Jays like peanuts.

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    1. Yep! Chickadees, too! Just make sure they are unsalted!

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  8. Lovely!

    I believe the gray day you had today is heading this way for tomorrow :( Somewhere the sun will be shining though! :)

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    1. You might get a little snow with it!

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  9. Oh, so pretty! I think you got a bargain.

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    1. Good thing I had those peanuts handy!

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  10. New meaning to eat and run
    Fly and then eat after some fun
    Showing off for you
    And a free peanut too

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    1. Carry your food off to a safe place
      Avoiding the cats, just in case!

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  11. Wouldn't it be fun if they nested somewhere close...I bet those babies would be cute!

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    1. I would love that! The birds here are pretty cat savvy, though, and nest away or up very high.

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  12. That is a very bright spot. What a beautiful shade of blue. Stand outs so nice against the backgrounds. We enjoyed the bluebirds eating peanuts in Tahoe...no blue jays at the tree house... :(

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    1. I've never had a bluebird in my yard....still waiting for that!

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    1. Isn't he pretty? That was fun to watch.

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  14. Such a beautiful bird! Your shots are gorgeous!

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    1. Had to take quite a lot to get a few good ones! haha.

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  15. Beautiful bird! I would not have thought to feed peanuts to a bird. I bring peanuts with me to feed the squirrels on campus.

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    1. Some birds eat them...very fun to watch!

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  16. I am so jealous of your wonderfully coloured wild birds. Despite what it says in "there'll be blue birds over the White cliffs of Dover" the wild birds over here splash out on colour as though it was precious.

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    1. How stingy of them! haha. Yes, I agree you need some red Cardinals and blue Jays! I had both in my tree yesterday and was quite colorful! I do love your little robins, though....so sweet!

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  17. What a beautiful bird!!!
    Wonderful colours

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    1. I love his color....such a bright thing. He's out there now squawking away! ha.

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  18. YES, win-win! And, we benefitted, too! He is gorgeous! blessings ~ tanna
    ps thanks so much for thinking Karsyn looks like me (she is one of my bonus grandbabies who my son and we have come to love as our very own). You made my day!! ;)

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    1. Oh yes, I knew that...that's why I mentioned it...a little miracle that she resembles you and your pretty, delicate features! I know a couple that adopted a little one and he looks just like his new daddy. So fun! Spitting image! ha.

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  19. We are having the same dark days...even with the curtains/blinds open! We don't have those beautiful birds here but occasionally I see a Magpie with the pretty blue and white. Enjoy your week.

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    1. I love Magpies, too! Totally different from a jay, but still really pretty.

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  20. Stunning! As others have said, we get fewer highly coloured birds over here. and blue birds don't fly over the White Cliffs of Dover!

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  21. Oh, me comment disappeared! I was saying that it was stunning. We get fewer highly coloured birds over here and blue birds do not fly over the White Cliffs of Dover!

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  22. Oh, me comment disappeared! I was saying that it was stunning. We get fewer highly coloured birds over here and blue birds do not fly over the White Cliffs of Dover!

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    1. Looks like all of your comments came through just fine! haha. You and Alan need to find a way to get colorful birds to migrate to the White Cliffs!

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    1. Isn't he? He was back again, today...good thing I have a fresh supply of peanuts for him!

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