Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Jays and other Garden Vistors

For a change, I am sharing some photos I took this morning in the garden.


Juvenile Jay photo taken through the window.
 

Adult Jay, photo taken from my hide.
 

Makeshift birds feeder, but it works!:)
 

Hungry Greenfinch.
 


 


 

Hungry Adult Jay.
 

Trust the squirrel to displace the yellow food container!
 

A Meadow Brown butterfly.
 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
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51 comments:

Sandra said...

these are all beautiful. I love yellow so love that finch and the details of the blue wing in all the brown feathers amazes me...

matti juhani niilola said...

Magnificent visitors. I like it a lot. Have a nice evening.

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, dear friend! Your photos and posts bring me much joy! Thank you so much for sharing.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, you have taken some of excellent pictures, especially the Jay, fantastic.

June Caedmon said...

Lovely captures. Your Jays really are stunning!

Gosia k said...

lovely photos of birds

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the beautiful jays and the pretty greenfinch. Beautiful butterfly and lovely photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Sami Niilola said...

Superb photos. Awesome visitors. Greetings.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

You must have very clean windows to get such brilliant shots.
Stunning images of beautiful birds. Loved the squirrel and the butterfly. Have a wonderful week :)

Cloudia said...

You have wonderful skills in service to a good eye & heart

Michelle said...

Great close ups of the birds and you gotta love the squirrel!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Fabulous photos and beautiful birds.

The Furry Gnome said...

Great close-up pictures!

Linda said...

Beautiful jays and such a sweet little finch!

LEN said...

Another stunning collection of shots. Is that a red squirrel? Do you see many? They only inhabit small areas of the UK, having been taken over by the grey so efforts are being made to redress the balance. How, I don't know, but the grey is treated by many folk as vermin. I think the grey is not a native species of this country.

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous images of the Jay. They are fairly common where I live but almost impossible to get close to.

Sandra said...

I came back to tell you thanks for all your comments on all my posts, they lifted my spirits. and while here I forgot to say I really love your makeshift bird feeder,

Missy George said...

Wonderful captures..Squirrels are very clever when it comes to acquiring food...Annoying to say the least..Have a good day..

Pam Jackson said...

Never saw a baby Blue Jay....interesting. And black squirrels, we do not have them in TN. Great pics.

Debbie said...

wow!!! gorgeous captures today!! your blue jays are quite different than ours...and the greenfinch, i have never seen one of those!!

i LOVE the makeshift bird feeder, i always favor a natural one!!

the butterfly is beautiful!!!

riitta k said...

Your birds are cute, handsome and so adorable, poor hungry ones :) Great shots!

Teresa said...

Están todos preciosos. Besitos.

Connie Smiley said...

Those jay photos are remarkable! And yes, the squirrels are always consistent.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Such phenomenal beauties you share with us. The close ups....their eyes....extraordinary!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That squirrel is a lot darker than the ones we see here and I love that young Jay! Enjoy your day!

A Colorful World said...

Such a beautiful collection of visitors! Love the jays, and that lovely butterfly particularly.

Denise inVA said...

Absolutely gorgeous, a lovely series of photographs.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a fabulous series of photographs, haven't the birds got such wonderful colouring ...

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are all beautiful shots of the birds, squirrel and the pretty butterfly. I would love to see your Jay. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Sandra said...

after your comment on an old post, I went to read it and I can see I certainly did work that light bulb to exhaustion... thanks for your wonderful comment

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful birds. Love the color.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photos! I've never seen such beautiful birds! Thank you for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful birds and butterfly ~ wonderful photography series of nature ~ ^_^

Carol Blackburn said...

Great shots! That Jay is quite different from the ones I am used to seeing. We have the Blue Jay here and he is quite a noisy fellow, always squawking. Enjoy your day.

Christine said...

Hello once again! Back home and able to visit you and admire these wonderful visitors to your garden, including the mischievous squirrel! Amazing shots, thanks for sharing!

Tom said...

...what wonderful visitors you have.

Mike Attwood said...

Very nice Sonjia, Thats a lot more than I am getting in my garden at the moment. Sorry about the delay I've had no internet for over a week.
Take care, Mike.

Lasse said...

Nice company in your garden. Have a nice summer still ahead !

David Gascoigne said...

This is a very fine series of images, clear and crisp. I find the shots of the Eurasian Jays especially appealing. This is not an easy bird to photograph in my experience yet your pictures show every little detail. I am impressed with your makeshift feeder and it looks quite charming and rustic. I could make such a device here but anything not securely closed off to the urban squirrels doesn't last long, nor does the food it contains. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

I'm back, dear one, to send along my...Thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

Gordon said...

Great shots all, but the Jays are outstanding, anD took me back a bit, I use to have a JAY as a pet.
Take care, Gordon.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. nice series of photos .. I love jay.. Cheers

Lea said...

Beautiful birds, especially the Greenfinch!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Phil Slade said...

Very nice work Sonjia. Do you know, jays are very, very shy around here. Even if one came into the gardfen it would be off like a shot as soon as it saw any movement. They are seen as a pest species in Britain, equal to Carrion Crows. Of course they do a valuable job by burying acorns, even more valuable in your part of the world I imagine.

Ida said...

What pretty birds. Loved the blue on the Jay's feathers and the Greenfinch was really cute.

Stewart M said...

What great birds - for once I have seen all of these birds this week!

Cheers - Stewart M - Grindelwald, Switzerland

miss-cherry said...

Piękne zdjęcia.

Nancy Chan said...

You have beautiful visitors to your garden and you took great photos of them too. That is a very creative makeshift bird feeder, so natural. Have a great new week!

La Biosfera de Lola said...

Preciosas aves, me encanta el Arrendajo, enhorabuena porque es muy difícil de fotografiar. Besos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I don't remember ever seeing a juvenile Jay -- such a cute baby! Sweet pictures.

Helma said...

Ohhhhh .... awesome !!! Even a squirrel!
The Gaai was able to photograph you beautifully, as well as other birds, beautiful hedler has been photographed. Class!
with kind regards

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