Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Blues Have Invaded . . . . The Garden

We enjoy the garden birds -- even the ones considered "pests" . . . and to me the prettiest of the pesty birds is the Jay!

Another reason to like the Jay is that Mrs. Jay and Mr. Jay are so difficult to tell apart and even Teen Jays are like their parents that you have to look closely to tell you that they are part of this year's brood.
Every year we start with two and then along come mid to late July the garden is overrun with these blue birds. They are large and they are loud but we enjoy them and don't mind them in the garden.

They are not greedy feeders either -- for they take one sunflower seed at a time and fly off with it to first break it and then eat it.

The Jays were out in force the other day -- almost as if they were posing around the blue pot on the table under the pergola. It's color echoes their color.

The second picture is a parent and a baby -- I can only tell because first the baby was on another feeder and you could tell by it's wings that it was a teen and not an adult.

It's Monday and time for Blue Monday with Smiling Sally.


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a perfect contribution to make for Blue Monday. Your photos are wonderful. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

bj said...

I love any kind of blue bird...the jays around here are mean, tho....:)

Pondside said...

I love jays too - although we don't have the same kind up here - Ours are Stellars Jays, and not so prevalent. It's a treat to spy them.

Suz said...

Such a fine Sunday diversion from some of the dreariness going around
Lovely bluejays...brash but wonderful to have around
thanks again ..always enjoy peaking in the window to see what is going on at Linderhof

Janet said...

Bluejays are indeed noisy but it's such a cheery noise, isn't it?
I love hearing them!

D.B. said...

Lovely blues, Martha! Not a fan in general of blue jays but they are a pretty sight.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

We saw a juvenile blue jay in our yard yesterday. His momma was showing him aroung the garden.

From the Kitchen said...

Martha: Love the blue jay in front of your blue pot for Blue Monday.

Hope you are well on the path to complete healing!!


SmilingSally said...

What beautiful birds they are! You took some good shots.

Happy Blue Monday, Martha.

annies home said...

love the picture indeed just the right amount of blue

Jingle said...

excellent one!