A Blue Jay Striking Poses

Thursday, April 4, 2019,

In the above photo is a Blue Jay in a typical pose. He – or she – is looking interesting and interested. He gives off an air of intelligence and command. He is, after all, a Corvid, a relative of both Crows and Ravens, birds that are known for their smarts and self awareness. So maybe he realizes just how handsome he truly is and decides to offer me a profile shot just so I can further bask in his beauty. Or maybe I’m reading way too much into this and he just decided to turn his head. 🙂  JK


A Very Blue Jay

Monday, February 5, 2018,

Here’s a pair of shots of a Blue Jay that is looking rather magnificent. Just look at those colors and the way he’s posing. I found this guy strutting his stuff at Morton Refuge. It’s almost as if he’s showing off a new coat. As far as I know, Blue Jays do not molt in winter but this bird appears to be brand new, doesn’t it? He’s looking good and I think he knows it. JK