Shades of Blue…

Thanksgiving day was spent at my parents house, stuffing our faces, playing games, chit-chatting and stuffing our faces a bit more!  While we are there, I always enjoy watching the bird feeders to see who all will come to visit.  I was pleasantly surprised to see this pair of Steller’s Jays!  They were bold enough to come within a couple of feet of me and steel whole peanuts off the feeder and quickly return to the safety of the bushes and trees.

Cyanocitta stelleri

The Steller’s jay is a bold and aggressive species frequently found scavenging in campgrounds, picnic areas, and feeding stations in the West.  Read more about Steller’s Jays here.

Steller’s Jay

Shades of blue

Watching the jays brought me back to my childhood.  I was always mesmerized with their stunning blue and black plumage.  Still am.

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20 comments on “Shades of Blue…

  1. Mick says:

    Great to see and photograph those birds so close. You’re right – the shades of blue are stunning!

  2. Lovely blue birds. Visiting from alpha thursda

  3. Stewart M says:

    Great looking bird – such a splendid colour.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW – Stewart M – Melbourne

  4. Beautiful and we LOVE Stellar Jays and were even talking about them last evening. I always look for them when we visit the western states!

  5. Erin says:

    I love your photos! the blue really is magnificent. what beautiful birds.

  6. artmusedog says:

    Beautiful photos of the wonderful colorful birds for ‘B’ ~ Are they really that deep blue? Gorgeous ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  7. Pat says:

    Pretty birds. So different from our Northern Blue Jays.

  8. I rarely see a Blue Jay here and certainly none as beautiful as your Stellar! Gorgeous bird!

  9. Theresa says:

    Excellent! I adore birds!

  10. When I lived in Colorado, the kids in our neighborhood used to call them Darth Vader Birds. I do miss having them around.

  11. Stellar Jays really are that dark of blue. We also have Blue Jays, which are a gorgeous light blue. Thanks everyone!

  12. Ordinary Words….beautiful shots, we have Blue Jays, but they are not stellar♫♪

  13. Larry Jordan says:

    Lovely shots of the Steller’s Jays Erin. They are very clever birds. We used to have them visit every winter but they have not come in recent years. I hope to see some in my yard again this winter. I love that shot of the bird stretching its neck out 😉

  14. Jamie J says:

    I love blue jays and your second photograph from above is amazing! The last one would be great for a holiday card.

  15. storybeader says:

    I don’t remember seeing jays of this type. They are very beautiful and sound bold! I like your stylized photo at the end! {:-Deb

  16. Rosey says:

    I’ve never seen one before, they’re just lovely! I’m visiting today from the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. 🙂

  17. beautiful!!! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

  18. rebelle says:

    Once in Washington I spotted one of those. Lovely.

  19. I’ve always loved those particular shades of blue!

    Your Thanksgiving sounds beautiful!

    And fun!

    Thanks for linking for the letter “B”.


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