Four Blue Jays At Deck Feeder

@CarolDM (198381)
United States
November 23, 2022 4:25pm CST
Each winter I start feeding the birds at my deck feeder. I buy the whole unsalted peanuts for them. I buy them in bulk to save on the cost. Many birds visit like the Blue Jays (in the photo), Cardinals, Doves, Woodpeckers, and many more. I started early this year, since the weather has been colder than usual. We are still in the fall season but freezing temperatures lately. I enjoy watching the birds from the inside. I also keep the bird bath with fresh water for them all winter. Lately, every day it has been frozen. And each year I usually see a new bird. So far the same ones have been visiting the feeder. Later in the season, I might see new ones. Today was a nice day full of sunshine. I didn't put out as many peanuts as on the cold days. I manage to get a few photos when I get the camera setup inside. This one was taken from behind my patio door. I have to move slow, not to scare them off to get the photos. I enjoy these little things in life. Feeding the birds. Photographing the birds. And I enjoy watching my two cats watch the entire process from inside. The Dude talks to them all the time. They are both so entertaining. Photo is mine.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Nov
Those birds are wonderful, you got a very good shot today:)
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
23 Nov
Thanks, I love watching the birds. I never know who might visit. Wa nice to see so many this morning.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
@CarolDM Mom and Dad always had suet and bird feeders:)
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
@kobesbuddy My Dad loved the cardinals.
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@celticeagle (139633)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Nov
That would be a nice way to spend some time. Handsome birds.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Bird watching is a great hobby and very therapeutic. I love the color on these.
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@celticeagle (139633)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov
@CarolDM ........Yes, they are very handsome.
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@Treborika (2747)
• Mombasa, Kenya
24 Nov
I noticed that too
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@allknowing (107731)
• India
24 Nov
Those are pretty birds and four together must have been a feast for your eyes. I understand your excitement. You know I have a bird bath too
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@allknowing (107731)
• India
24 Nov
@CarolDM I see loads too but if I open the door while they are in the bird bath they fly away. I therefore keep the door open before they arrive and use the zoom feature. I take videos too and extract photos from there using VLC The attached photo is an extract of a video using the VLC media player
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
@allknowing That is why I setup my camera inside, behind my patio door to get photos. I have tons of video as well. Nice one here. Thanks!
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
I see many each morning. Am not always successful with the photos. They are very fast. I do know about your bird bath.
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Nov
That is a great picture.
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@marlina (152752)
• Canada
27 Nov
Absolutely
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks so much.
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@Treborika (2747)
• Mombasa, Kenya
24 Nov
Me too here
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@1creekgirl (34177)
• United States
24 Nov
They are incredible! I've never seen four Blue Jays at one time before.
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@marlina (152752)
• Canada
27 Nov
Same here.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks. They really enjoy these peanuts. The colder it gets the more I will see.
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@Treborika (2747)
• Mombasa, Kenya
24 Nov
Very nice and amazing me too here
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
23 Nov
Feeding birds is one great deed that makes everyone who engages in this activity very happy.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
@CarolDM You have a good point there.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
@Deepizzaguy I only feed them this time of year. They have bugs to eat the rest of the year.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
23 Nov
Yes it is a good thing to do especially in the winter when food is scarce.
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@sharon6345 (323670)
• United States
23 Nov
That is priceless in so many ways
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@sharon6345 (323670)
• United States
24 Nov
@CarolDM You are always reminding me of that.
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@marlina (152752)
• Canada
27 Nov
Yes, priceless indeed
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
23 Nov
Thank you so much. This little things in life are enjoyed.
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@jstory07 (125622)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov
That is a nice shot of those birds.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thank you.
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@Juliaacv (72743)
• Canada
23 Nov
I love to watch the birds from inside also, and like you mentioned, if you are still you pose no threat and you see them as they are naturally. We used to have the most handsome male cardinal at our place out in the country, and I would sit and watch him for so long during the cold winter months. He loved himself. One day he perched himself on the window ledge of our son's car and he noticed his reflection in the sideview mirror. Only I do not think he realized it was his reflection. He sat and pecked at that mirror and moved this way and that way for about 45 minutes. I was in stitches watching him.
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• United States
23 Nov
I would loved to have seen that.
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@Juliaacv (72743)
• Canada
23 Nov
@CarolDM I know that you said that he loved the redbirds.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
23 Nov
This time of year, that is the only way I can see them. Those cardinals are very special indeed. My Dad is out there in my yard. I say that every time I see one. I have to be careful to keep the blinds drawn or they will run into the doors at their reflections.
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@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
I enjoy so much watching those cute little birds by the feeders. I am glad you had a day full of sunshine. Still nice weather also here.
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@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
@CarolDM Sunshine also this Friday, but cold now.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
@LadyDuck Cloudy today but I am enjoying.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thank you Anna. Sunshine for now here.
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@RasmaSandra (59566)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
How wonderful they are such beautiful birds. We had gray skies and rain all day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and I will be online as usual but might take a break in the afternoon. I can understand Dude talking to the birds, but I have no idea what Ringo wants to say until he clears up his language, but all day it is something.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
I love these birds every year. Thank you. Just another quiet day here tomorrow. Too funny how they each have their own personalities.
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@Fleura (23101)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
We enjoy watching (and listening to) the birds as well. They bring the garden to life!
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
23 Nov
Yes they do for sure. And in the fall and winter, when the garden is all gone, they really make my day. There are different birds here this time of year.
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@JudyEv (293705)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
That's a lovely shot of the blue jays. Aren't they pretty birds?
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks, I just love their shade of blue.
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@dgobucks226 (31544)
23 Nov
I now have a family of Blue Jays who greet me each morning with a squawk for food, actually peanuts. I have a little feeder attached to my window where they take them. They are "nuts" about peanuts
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Oh cool. Lucky you. They do love their peanuts.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
Lovely photo. Yes. I have shrieking Stellar jays and Camp Robber jays. Hilarious fellas.
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@sallypup (51532)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@CarolDM Jays are such characters. A couple of weeks ago when we had walnuts the jays really put on a show.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks. They are loud but I enjoy them.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
@sallypup They are such loud critters. But still enjoy them. I enjoy the cardinals best of all.
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@aninditasen (11090)
• Raurkela, India
24 Nov
Beautiful birds. The Indian blue jays are a little different from the ones that you have shown here. How does Dude talk to them?
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@aninditasen (11090)
• Raurkela, India
25 Nov
@CarolDM That might be very interesting and enjoyable.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
@aninditasen It is for me.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Thanks. My cats talk to me and the birds. Can’t really explain it but they make cat noises. Different than a meow.
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@Hannihar (124598)
• Israel
24 Nov
@CarolDM How did you get into feeding the birds? I am glad you all enjoy the birds.
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@Hannihar (124598)
• Israel
25 Nov
@CarolDM Did something someone say that you like birds so much when you were little and it stuck with you?
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
@Hannihar I have just always enjoyed all things about nature.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
Have enjoyed birds my entire life.
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@Shivram59 (28544)
• India
27 Nov
@CarolDM I appreciate you for enjoying little things in life.I also feed birds that come on our roof every morning.I feed them grainsss.
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@Shivram59 (28544)
• India
28 Nov
@CarolDM Thanks.Even during covid lockdown we continued feeding birds.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
28 Nov
@Shivram59 The birds always have to eat for sure.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
Thank you, it is a choice I have made. Glad you enjoy the birds as well.
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@Neil43 (2224)
24 Nov
They look lovely and beautiful. My brother used to raise some birds back in the days.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
Thanks. These are wild birds.
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@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
27 Nov
@Neil43 I would never try to raise wild birds. They need to be free.
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@Neil43 (2224)
27 Nov
@CarolDM Oh so they can't be raised at all.
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• Indonesia
24 Nov
Such interesting birds, I love birds too
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@DaddyEvil (102953)
• United States
24 Nov
@Jamalbawu1212 You're welcome.
@CarolDM (198381)
• United States
24 Nov
@Jamalbawu1212 Thank you and welcome.
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• Indonesia
24 Nov
Thank you, my bro . . . .@DaddyEvil
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