Monday, December 10, 2007

December 10 at 7:30 a.m.

Good Morning!

It's still a little dark outdoors, but plenty light enough to see this normally-raucous group!

(What was the name of the comic that did this routine years and years ago? I don't remember.)
You could call 'em Ray, or you could call 'em Ray-Jay...
"a band of jays", "a cast of jays", "a party of jays", or a "scold of jays," and on occasion, they're each of them.

But, today, they're merely a Band of Blue Jays because they're actually sharing space!
At one point, a missed photo-op, they even allowed a red-bellied woodpecker to join them!

Below, you'll notice two downy woodpeckers. One is on the suet feeder and the other is waiting its turn. At this moment, there was no one on the feeder in the background.


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I've never seen Blue Jays so cooperative. Usually they're screeching at each other. They are beautiful birds, though.

Shady Gardener said...

If they're anything like me, I'm a little "slow to react" just after getting up in the morning. ;-)