Sounds of the Blue Jay (Watch your cat’s response when you play this!)
Blue jays eat mostly acorns, nuts, and seeds–though they also eat caterpillars, grasshoppers, and beetles. Per National Geographic, they sometimes store acorns in the ground and fail to retrieve them, thus aiding in the spread of forests. There are no oak trees in our yard. (And it looks like there won’t be.)
Praying you find some time to look at the birds this weekend,
If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. ~Matthew 6:25-26 (MSG)
Many years ago, I rescued a baby Jay that had fallen into the road from its nest. The mother had already abandoned it. I took it home and nursed it back to health. The bird lived with us for many years. We would let it fly inside around the house. Jays used to be in our area in great numbers and then seemed to disappear along with robins, victims, it turned out, of DDT spraying. Lately they’ve been making a comeback, as have the robins. They are feisty and hardy.
Oh, Maureen. That’s so cool that you had success in the rescue. I’m trying to imagine a jay flying around the house.
Cecilia Marie Pulliam says
Beautiful pictures, as always! Can’t imagine our world without birds.
So much to learn about God and life from them. Thanks!
Carol J. Garvin says
As always, gorgeous photos, Sandra! Of all God’s creatures in the wild I think I treasure the birds most. We live rurally and they come, season upon season, bringing their antics and songs to bless me. I love watching and hearing them.
Thanks so much, Carol. Honestly, I can’t think of a creature I don’t love–though some from a very far distance. 😉