The Blue Mob

The first scout showed up in the morning. I had not seen them at the bird feeder until now but often heard their distinctive screeching calls in the woods.

blue jay on end of beam

Suddenly, the pergola was a blur of blues, maybe 15 birds altogether. The entire tribe had descended.

They never sat still for long and were quite skittish about being photographed. Since I didn’t dare change my lens to take in the whole clan, I focused more on individuals, their poses and feather patterns. I enjoy their bright blue feathers, reminiscent of summer skies and white clouds.

In honor of their visit, I’ve distilled blue jay essence in this image:

blue jay in flight

About Beauty Along the Road

A blog about discovering beauty in all its ordinary and extraordinary manifestations.
This entry was posted in Animals and Critters, Appalachia, Artistic Inspiration and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to The Blue Mob

  1. schuttzie says:

    So beautiful! Nature and animals in all their glory πŸ™‚


  2. indacampo says:

    I love Blue Jays! When I start to miss them though I look up and see our Flycatchers that are quite similar in size. They are just as chatty but not as screechy sounding. Great captures once again!


    • Your flycatchers must be different from the ones here. Our flycatchers are grey/black/whitish and the size of sparrows. Blue Jays are big birds and they can be raucous, but I still enjoy them.


      • indacampo says:

        We have a variety anywhere from about six inches to almost nine inches, most of them are brownish/grayish on the back and have yellow tummies. They definitely aren’t as bold as the Blue Jays used to sit in our pine trees in Canada. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  3. dogear6 says:

    They are so pretty! And you did a great job of capturing them with your camera too.



  4. Gorgeous captures. What photo editor did you use to distill the last photo?


Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s