Monday, January 7, 2013

Winter Blues



Our blue skies have been occasional lately, at best,

but the winter blue that has been giving us the most pleasure has feathers attached.




This beauty wore her best down jacket,

  fluffed against the cold...




























and kept one eye out for intruders.




We didn't know that left turn signals were required for bird navigation.

This one happened so fast that I didn't notice it until I reviewed the pictures.




"See you later... I'm outta here!"





Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday




25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

made me smile. :) great shots, connie!

She Who Carries Camera said...

I think he's trying to direct traffic in that one shot! :-) Great captures!

Leave It To Davis said...

Those are amazing! I especially love the straight on shot!

pens and needles said...

Beautiful shots of lovely blue hues...

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh Connie,
your photos are joy!
thank you,
Jennifer

Kerri said...

Pure beauty!

mick said...

Beautiful blues! and the 'just taking off' photos are really great!

Karen said...

Excellent captures, and I love his signal skills!

Pat said...

Love these winter blues! Those jays are such characters.

HansHB said...

Great photos, perfect WBW post!

Stewart M said...

These are wonderful birds - I can remember being very excited when I saw my first one.

I like the feather image.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Connie, these are lovely shots. The Bluejay is beautiful. I love the last shot. Well done!

Carole M. said...

glorious photos!

Margie said...

These are simply beautiful and amazing. Your photographs are inspirational!

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Well done. They are stunning.

Larry said...

Fantastic post Connie! Your Blue Jay photos are awesome! I especially like the last one. When I watch birds jump into flight like that, it always makes me smile :-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Blue Jays, such beauties and you sure got some grand images of them...hmm not sure about that single feather being from a Blue Jay though with the bit of brown...looks pretty though!

Connie Smiley said...

Mary, I looked at the feather again, and I'm afraid the brown was introduced by my photo processing. I'll have to be more careful. That old picture is outta there; this one is more accurate.

NatureFootstep said...

great serie of the little blue jay. Love it.

i stora drag said...

Such splendid photos! I've just written in Mary's blog how I think the blue jay are so nice and colourful and came by your blog - here it is again! :) Really nice photos of this sweetie!
Greetings Pia

Nigel Monckton said...

Delightful

Sandra said...

What wonderful bird shots, Connie. I don't know how I missed this one! Those turn left signals were so funny and amazing! What a beautiful bird with colouring that matches so perfectly that blue-grey sky in the first photo!
Thank you for your recent visit to my place!

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow - each shot is a masterpiece!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Connie,
Wonderful shots of this lovely bird!!
Funny poses and great to see the blue colors. Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Kia said...

How sweet these bird-shots are! Hope you have a wonderful 2013. :)