Saturday, November 01, 2008

Photo Hunt - Blue

This is our bald Blue Jay from this summer. We don't know what makes them bald like that but we think it's because they are molting. It seems to be the parents that this happens to after the young ones have left the nest. They lose so many of their head feathers that you can see their ear holes. It's kinda gross and cute at the same time! I feed them peanuts in the summer and they go crazy over them. I get at least 8 at a time. Beau Beau and Angie run to the window when they hear them screaming for the peanuts. This one is just starting to lose its feathers. You can see the little tuft left on the top. Have a great rest of the weekend efurryone! We gots lots of Moff buggie hunting to do. Dey seem to be flyin all ofur da place.

Luvs, Beau Beau & Angie

15 comments:

  1. wow this is my 1st time to see a bald bird.. kinda interesting.. great capture too.happy PH

    here's mine

    http://jennytalks.com/2008/11/photohunters-blue.html

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  2. The Woman says anyone who has raised a kid through teen years knows why they're bald...cause they done pulled all the feathers out!

    Oh. That was exceptionally poor grammar.

    Her fault. She said it.

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  3. Yummie! Upps - sorry - I mean CUTE!!!

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  4. How interesting! I never knew that about Blue Jays! Hmmm... they pull their hair out while raising a nest full of kids .... go figure! LOL!

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  5. Thems cute birds. We don't have blue birds like that in NZ.

    Are they tasty? (that was naughty, they are too cute to eat even if thems are losing their feathers).

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  6. Ohh wow what puuretty birds they iz!!!
    Maybee they is loosing them from stress!! I certainly hopez that they gets them back! You guys are so lucky to have such pretty little birdies come to visit!

    V-V

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  7. We have blue jays here and have never seen them molting - maybe they hide from embarrassment until they grow back!

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  8. I have never seen a baldy bird like that before. It looks funny!

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  9. Huh, I never saw them do that before! Maybe it's from raising kids!

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  10. Hmmmm, those blue guys don't come by my feeders! Mum doesn't put out peanuts as she can't keep the squirrels out of them!

    Cool that they come visit you.

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  11. Oah My~!!
    This is very very beautiful~!
    Also my very first time to see!

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  13. What pretty blue jays! Even if one is bald.

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