Up Close & Personal … The Backyard Meet-up, Part 2

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The flicker kept munching away …

… when suddenly a rare visitor to our garden peeked out from the beautyberry bush.

A Western Scrub Jay hopped out of the bushes …

… looked around …

… and then jumped over onto the suet feeder pole.

Jays are usually very loud and aggressive …

… but not this guy!

Isn’t he beautiful!?!

He waited …

… and waited …

… and patiently waited some more.

The flicker seemed unperturbed …

… and continued to feast on the suet.

This must be the world’s most polite scrub jay!

After a while he gave up, hopped onto the ground to pick up morsels that had fallen down.
And the flicker continued to much away …


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12 thoughts on “Up Close & Personal … The Backyard Meet-up, Part 2”

  1. And the Flicker still got to feast! I’m surprised that the two different Jays didn’t take over. What fun to witness. Thanks, Sabine. Have a great week!

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    • Thank you, Tom! Our flickers are shy as well, but a few don’t seem to mind my presence as long as I don’t move suddenly. Despite not looking alike, I think all jays have very similar “birdanalities”! 🙂


  2. You got some beautiful shots up close of the Jay … I like seeing the interaction between the two, the Flicker confident that he can monopolize the suet and keep the Jay at bay. The Jay was content to watch and wait and go for the crumbs. People should get along so well. 😉

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