Blue Butt Envy

scrub jays and Stellar’s jay

Behold the flying bird seed vacuum cleaners!

This scrub jay (left) looks like he’s contemplating plumage theft. The slightly larger Stellar’s jay pays no attention. At least that’s what I imagine is going on here! We have some very blue birds in this part of New Mexico—perhaps to blend in with the sky?—but for some, it isn’t blue enough. There are two other species of jays in the region, piñon jays and Mexican jays, and they’re blue as well. Is “bluejay” then an oxymoron?

  • terri October 22, 2013, 2:04 PM

    What gorgeous blues! Thank you for making me stop and really look.

    • JHF October 22, 2013, 2:07 PM

      I hope to post another one soon that’s even more intense. 🙂

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