Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blue jay through the window

When I woke up today, this blue jay was sitting in this little decorative bird feeder on a stake (Christmas present from my sis-in-law). I had put sunflower seed in it the other day. I swear the jay looked like it was brooding eggs, sitting there so still and quiet. And it was all puffed out and fat. Occasionally it would get up and eat some of the seeds, then it would sit down again. I took this photo through the dining room window. Something about its fluffy head makes me think of a baby penguin.

All the blue jays in the yard are so zen. They're not kicking up a ruckus, not even with a neighboring cat. Squirrel on the feeder? Not a squawk. Maybe because it's not breeding season? Any thoughts?

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