Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Spent a little time sitting in back

and had a visitorWho first showed up by landing on a hammer handle about 18" from me and looking me over. A little while later he landed on the dogs water tub for a drink(the dogs drink out of the birdbath, so I guess he decided theirs was better)
And then, with a squawk and flutter
there were two. Who sat there and drank for a couple of minutes. At which point
Number Three came in. They sat there for a while longer,
drinking and resting. Then the largest hopped into the water. At which point one of the snoozing dogs rolled over and he spooked and flew, but the other two stayed for a while.

I've never had jays land that close to me at all, let alone settle in and spend some time.

6 comments:

dick said...

I was wondering where my mortar tub got off to.

Good pics.

Mattexian said...

I've seen their Mountain Jay cousins, and those little buggers can get bold and try to steal the food right from your hand if you're not paying attention!

commoncents said...

Just wanted to say I really like your blog! Keep up the great work!!!

Steve
common cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Firehand said...

Well, hell, Dick, you weren't using it...

BobG said...

Nice photos.

Fire said...

Beautiful birds. They can be cranky at times. Nice pics, Mister.