You can’t hide . . .

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 . . .


5 Responses to “You can’t hide . . .”

  1. jayne 5 June, 2008 at 2:27 am #

    So pretty!! Our Blue Jays are pretty in their own right, but I like your Stellar Jay better in terms of overall coloration. Hope you get to see those little fledglings when it’s time!

  2. toni 5 June, 2008 at 3:02 am #

    What a beautiful bird. Our jays are not quite that pretty also. It will be fun seeing the babies if you can get a photo.

  3. Lynne 5 June, 2008 at 5:30 am #

    Punk is right! That’ such a cool bird. More pix please. 🙂

  4. robin andrea 5 June, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    Love those Steller’s jays. They do have the most remarkable and striking colors. A fine, raucous little critter. Smart too.


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