This week I spent some time birdwatching in my garden. I made a makeshift “bird blind” using an old blanket, a beach chair and an outdoor plant shelf to sit behind/underneath to observe and photograph our backyard visitors. Many birds aren’t all that shy if I’m out there and just ignore me. Others are a bit more difficult to get closer to.
One of the birds I enjoy most is the comical Steller’s Jay. He can always be heard from the distance as he approaches the yard. Smaller birds take off when this guy shows up. His calls are harsh and loud, and sometimes he even imitates a hawk!
He’s definitely a bit of a punk with attitude!!
Inquisitive and boisterous!
Noisy and playful!
What kinds of birds do you get where you live?
Are you a birdwatcher?