Sunday, August 29, 2010

Free As A Bird: Blue Monday

Happy Blue Monday!

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No kidding: I have spent this entire week trying to get a shot at this crazy blue bird that has been squawking outside my window for...ever. (Please click on the pictures to enlarge them).
I've been hearing him all day long, every day...but thought it was just a noisy ol' crow or something. Then my kids came in early last week and said they saw this blue bird in the tree outside my bedroom and could I hear it?

BLUE!!! I immediately thought of all my Blue Monday friends and knew I should try and get some pics. I grabbed my husbands good camera, opened up the door and got the shot above. Then the chase began! He immediately dove into a tree:Can you see his outline there? After that, I decided to shoot him (uh...photograph him---though, after the week I've had with him, I'm ready to shoot him now!!!) from my bedroom window--less noisy that way.
I've spent this whole week listening for his awful squawk and running to try and get a good shot.

I've wanted you all to get to see his pretty blue feathers. He's got black, spiky hair and slick black and blue feathers. When he's standing up and far away, he looks black but when he gets up close, he's obviously blue:
The kids are saying he's a blue jay but I don't think so.
This is definitely one bird who thinks it's better to be heard and not seen! Alright, Mr. Bird, it's Blue Monday and I've done the best I could. Go back to your life of freedom and freely taking off with my Rhododendron buds. I'll leave you alone now!
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  1. Well worth the wait. Great photos!

    My Blue Monday.

  2. Hello! Your bird is cute, he looks like a blue jay to me, probably a male because he is all fluffed up. That is purely a guess. Have a lovely blue Monday and thank you for stopping by.

  3. It looks like you got him several times-he was playing a game with you, but you still got some great shots-Happy Blue Monday!

  4. At least you got the shot of him-Happy Blue Monday!

  5. I've never been able to capture the bluebirds that flit by my window. Only quick glimpses. I love the shots you got.

    Have a great week.

  6. What a great capture. Even if it took you a while/days to get it. Anything for Blue Monday.
    Happy Blue Monday, the Kind of Blue that I like! My Blue Monday Link for you

  7. I am inspired once again to capture photos of our finches. Every time I try our little dogs come along and scare them away....but I really want to get some photos.

    Glad you got some "shots" of your blue jay.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  8. I don't know much about birds, but this I do know: he's beautiful.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah! Check out my book giveaway.

  9. What perfect photos for Blue Monday. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. That is just the life of pretty blue bird watching over you. He was trying to sing you a wake up song, but lost his voice. Cute post.

  11. Beautiful bird. Not sure either what it is. Birds can drive you crazy sometimes. I have catbirds every spring in my dogwood that drive my poor kitty crazy diving and nipping at her. ~~Sherry~~

  12. Our Blue Jays are always mean motor scooters. They chase away other birds to claim the yard for themselves. Thank you for capturing the photos. Cherry Kay

  13. This was soooo wonderful... I have had blue jays near our back sliding doorway and would never have been able to attemp catching it on camera...So glad you did it for me ;0)..
    Thanks for the note and stopping by each time..It means a lot to me...
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  14. Hi Sarah, I believe this is a Blue Jay. He is a pretty bird but a bit of a mean nature. I once saw one pulling hair from a cat. Boy. was that cat mad. Great photos even if you did have a hard time getting them.

    A fun post.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  15. Well I guess this bird is lucky he's cute, huh?!!!! Beautiful!


  16. Yes, probably a blue jay. And the birdbook says it's really hard to tell males from females, but they must know! Maybe you'll be lucky and it will drop a blue feather for you!

  17. It is amaing what we do in the name of blogging. My family laughs at me...
    I am glad you got some great pictures:)~♥
    I am headed over to see your new link party!


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