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A Sassy Eastern Blue Jay

This sassy Eastern Blue Jay visited my neighborhood on Monday afternoon.  I was quite happy to have seen this newcomer.  We don’t get a lot of Blue Jays here.  This bird was scouting out the sassy lawns (pretty dried out now and tan showing through the green) for tasty bugs to eat.

The jay squawked at me a couple of times and then flew to a neighboring roof to continue its search for a bite to eat.  After a moment it was on to other places.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  By the way, please bear with me while I change over to a different photo edit picture loading software.  Aperture is giving me a very hard time now days.  Thanks!

 

 

Neighborhood Songbirds

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

It has been rainy here so I have not gotten out much but I did manage to snap a few pictures of birds on my street in recent days.  I spotted a tiny Carolina Wren enjoying the bird feeder that is in a neighbor’s yard.  I also took a picture of an Eastern Blue Jay perched on the top branches of a very tall tree near my home.  That picture was taken at dusk in very low light so I have lightened it quite a lot here.

The last two pictures were of a Mourning Dove and a couple of male Boat-tailed Grackles enjoying that very same bird feeder.  My neighbor’s feeder attracts many different birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

Boat-tailed Grackles

Boat-tailed Grackles

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Backyard Blue Jays

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These Eastern Blue Jays have made their home in my neighborhood this year.    There are a few pairs here that frequent bird feeders, bird baths, and our Oaks and shrubbery.  These jays enjoy a lot of seeds and fruit but also occasionally enjoy insects.  The Eastern Blue Jays are widespread in most of the Midwest, South, Southeast and Eastern USA.

The Eastern Blue Jays are one of the two types of Blue Jay we have in Florida.  The other kind of jay is the Florida Scrub Jay which is a very different-looking bird.  The Florida Scrub Jays are getting very rare.  I have not seen a Scrub Jay in my neighborhood.  The Scrub Jays mostly live in undeveloped land with lots of native shrubs and low trees.  I took these pictures both last week and this past weekend.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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More Birds in the Neighborhood

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

Northern Cardinals, Boat-tailed Grackles, Eastern Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, House Finches, White Ibis, Northern Mockingbirds, and a pair of Brown Thrashers were all spotted here on my street and in a neighboring yard on the next street over in the last week.  Additionally, we have had Eastern Bluebirds, Crows, Chickadees, and Carolina Wrens around.   The finches were rooting around in a lot under construction where a new home is being built.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!

Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves

Sparrows

Female House Finches

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

 

Juvenile White Ibis

Juvenile White Ibis

Male Boat-tailed Grackles

Male Boat-tailed Grackles

Brown Thrashers

Brown Thrashers

 

Happy Independence Day!

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Our National Bird, The Bald Eagle

Here are some pictures that you may enjoy!  Hooray for the Red, the White, and the Blue!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!  Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day!

Male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal

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Eastern Blue Jay

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Snowy Egret

 

 

Some of the Bird Sightings of the Past Month

Snowy Egret and Florida Mottled Ducks

Snowy Egret and Florida Mottled Ducks

Over-heated Common Crows

Over-heated Common Crows

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay Perched on a Fence

Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

Florida Mottled Duck

Florida Mottled Duck

Older Juvenile American White Ibises

Older Juvenile American White Ibises

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

Killdeer

Killdeer

Carolina Wren attempting to use a decorative nest as it's own

It is likely a House Finch that is attempting to use a decorative nest as it’s own.  (Edited caption)

Eastern Blue Jay Chilling

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This Eastern Blue Jay was just chilling out, totally relaxed on a hot muggy Florida afternoon.  The beautiful blue, black and white bird was perched in an Oak branch fairly near my neighbor’s bird feeder.   Smart bird.  This bird just was perched there in the cool shade, not moving much at all.  There has been a number of Eastern Blue Jays around the neighborhood in recent days.

There is an abundance of food now so the birds are quite happy.  Eastern Blue Jays are enjoying the small Acorns of the Live Oaks here.  I took these pictures on Sept. 18, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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