The Blue Jay
Rather rakish, this dandy
with flashes of shimmering blue,
tilted head, and confident air.
Boldly strikes a pose
for no one but himself;
non-chalance part of his charm.
If I approach, he's off -
no time for dalliance; cocks his hat,
struts about important business,
no sweet song offered.
Yet each morning,
I'm thoroughly charmed.
by Margaret Bednar, January 5, 2015
My backyard butts up to a small forested edge and I have a Blue Jay that is walking and pecking away every morning through the leaves and twigs. I have only been able to photograph him through my window. If I go outside he flies into the woods behind twigs and logs and continues looking for food - and where my camera has a hard time capturing him. I have a songbird feeder and I have not seen the Blue Jays eat from it. I am reluctant to buy a blue jay "open house" feeder as it would just attract the many squirrels I have.
Makes me almost wish for snow, as wouldn't he look magnificent silhouetted against a bit of white?
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Flash 55".