Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A New Do

Blue jay with new head feathers after the seasonal molt.
 
This is a blue jay with head molt in August
 
Such a handsome bird now!
 
 


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43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so cute. he or she is looking mighty spunky again!

Muffie said...

Oh that style is all the rage in birddom!! Too cute!

Sylvia K said...

Handsome fellow!! He has a lot of family members hanging out on my feeder, too! I love them even though they can be and frequently are, LOUD!! Hope your week is off to a good start, Karen!! Take care!!

Leora said...

What beautiful crisp photos of a beautiful bird!

Felicia said...

looks like he's having a bad hair day.

Mama Zen said...

Such a handsome fellow!

Nancy J said...

I would be so glad to have my hair back, if I was him, A wonderful set of photos, and a beautiful boy, Thanks so much for sharing, Cheers,Jean

RedPat said...

He/she must be so pleased!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Poor bold guy, but the new do is great!

Judy said...

A great example of renewal.

Christian Weiß said...

A funny guy.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty bird! You've captured his bright blue colors well.

mick said...

That head moult is amazing and the blue feathers are really beautiful. Great photos.

Adam Jones said...

They're a super looking bird.

Lisa Gordon said...

He looks like a punk rocker!!
What a sweet one he is!

Elephant's Child said...

An absolute stunner. Who looks to have a loud voice if that open beak is anything to go by.

eileeninmd said...

They are kid of sad looking when they loose their head feathers.. Awesome shots, have a great week!

Carver said...

You showed off the beauty and personality of the bluejay so well.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So handsome!! I love blue jays. And I love hearing their call.

I'm thinking tho, now,..."only his hair dresser knows for sure"

Pamela Gordon said...

These are great pictures and I don't think I've ever noticed a blue jay in molt.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Karen! I hope you are feeling better. Great photos of the wonderful jays.... Michelle

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shot of the JAy

Bob Bushell said...

What a fantastic bird, beautiful pictures.

Icy BC said...

What a gorgeous do he has! Beautiful and sharp photos, Karen!

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; your blue jay looks so handsome and seems he has something wish to say. Never seen and heard of them sing; but wish to hear :-)
Hope you are doing fine., my friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Arija said...

Wonderful shots of your handsome, and dare I say greedy, blue jay.

Debbie said...

he found a great spot to land and pose for pictures!!

most of mine were bald and are all "gussied" up now!!

Sallie Rainville said...

Oh yeah, he is all spiffed up now for the season and for his daily visits to Karen's Restaurant! Happy healthy and well fed!

Marie said...

So handsome now...we all go through that "awkward stage." :-)

Stephanie said...

So cute and beautiful blue color on the bird.

BumbleVee said...

I can hear them now that fall is almost upon us....but, so far...not seen one in our yard. I've tried putting out peanuts...but, so far... crows and magpies make off with them and nary a jay.....sigh....

Indrani said...

That is a very stylish hairdo.
Great pics.
Happy WW!

Chris Rohrer said...

WOW!!!! Those photos are stunners! The regular Blue Jay for me is very difficult! They don't always like to pose. Congrats!

Our photos said...

Wow, he has beautiful colors !

Pat said...

Great captures of this dapper fellow!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Oh he sure does look much better

Cranberry Morning said...

I have never seen a jay without his 'head feathers.' Wow! I think they must hide from embarrassment around here. ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

Blue jays are such handsome birds!

David Gascoigne said...

Great pictures, Karen. Blue Jay is truly an under-rated bird. Hundreds of them have been migrating through here recently.

Ela said...

These are gorgeous pictures ! Your blue jay is so handsome :)

Liz said...

Gorgeous images of the Blue Jay, Karen! What a beautiful bird. I love the head crest.

NC Sue said...

Great shots!
My hubby is clamoring to know... what camera & lens did you use to get these shots?

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Karen,
Your photos of that Blue Jay are nothing less than National Geo material! Really, they are gorgeous...clear, interesting, esp. in that you caught a molt and just all around great nature photography.
susie@life-change-compost