Friday, November 25, 2011
Since early summer when I added a tray style bird
feeder as an additional feeding option in my garden,
I have been sort-of, well....obsessed! for lack of a
better description, with attracting BlueJays.
A tray feeder is a good way of luring a number of
bird species to your yard. And although it has been
very successful in bringing a great many more birds
to visit, which has had me completely overjoyed,
there hasn't been a BlueJay in sight.
So... What to do?... What to do?
I decided to consult with my local store owner where
I purchase my bird food supplies, and have been
following his recommendations by having both shell
peanuts and no shell peanuts available.
FINALLY! my perseverance paid off.
As days with cold temperatures arrived, one lone BlueJay
started making a few visits. The first time I saw him I
honestly thought I was simply manifesting the image in
my own mind. But now on really chilly days, my BlueJay
has, again and again, made fleeting appearances at the
I can't adequately explain what a thrilling experience it
is to see him. He is so majestic and large. In fact, he is the
biggest BlueJay I have ever seen. Until recently, I was
never quick enough to snap a picture of him, but once
again, my patience was rewarded with capturing just a
few images to share.