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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