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5 Jun

Steller's Jay nest

A few weeks ago, I spotted a pair of Steller’s Jays building a nest in the wisteria on our front porch [click].  I was worried about all this as Jays are noisy, big birds.  But, this is one quiet Jay.  She doesn’t want us to know she’s there.  The touch of blue that showed up in my flash gives her away though.  We haven’t been avoiding the porch and often are out their being quite noisy before I remember our nesting Mama.  On the other hand, we’ve all be awakened by Steller’s Jays in the past so maybe this is just getting some of our own back!

Steller's Jay

Look at how beautiful they are — the striking contrast of black and bright blue, the lattice pattern on their wings, the bright blue eyebrows.  They are a totally stylish punk bird!  I feel honored to have them around us and nesting on our porch.  More to come . . .

~~~~~Edit after submitting to I and the Bird #77~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There is more in this series . . .