Saturday, April 29, 2023

SATURDAY MORNING AT THE BIRD FEEDER AND JUST UNDERNEATH IT, THE BLUE JAY ARGIE-BARGIE...

First of all there was one.


He had found this refreshing pool of water...


and had just decided to take his bath but then another arrived and...


he decided to jump in to claim his place.


He did not want to share the bath right away...


but the other was impatient and noisily voiced his objection.


That's when the argument started.


At first sitting on his haunches....


he decided to stand tall to see if he could intimidate his opponent.


Then they flew up in the air at each other with talons outstretched.  Too much for the late arrival!  He decided it wasn't worth all the fuss and flew into the trees to await his turn.  Thinking about it for a while the first Blue Jay said...


and he moved very fast...


so fast he was an absolute blur.


He had time to think for a while...


and just to prove a point...


he quickly finished his bathing and realized he
had taken too long with his ablutions.


A good learning lesson for the Blue Jay, compromise and civility!



Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend!






64 comments:

  1. Oh My GOSH, How I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! I always look forward to your Saturday mornings. You would be a wonderful children's book author. You are just totally delightful for all ages.

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    1. Ah Ginny, you always say the nicest things. I am so happy you enjoy my Saturday morning posts :) I started my 'chatters' because a friend of mine read them to her children, though they are all grown up now. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments.

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  2. Very feisty bird being a territorial terrorist.

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    1. They are feisty, that's for sure. A very entertaining bird.

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  3. Argie bargie is a phrase I don't think I have heard since my mother died. Thank you for the reminder.
    How I love watching birds ablute. I swear that they enjoy it.

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    1. These phrases are popping up in my head more and more as I get older :) I'm glad it reminded you of your mother.

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  4. LOL This is just too FUNNY! You took some really good pictures of these two darn cute critters.

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    1. Thank you Angie, happy you enjoyed and it gave you a chuckle :)

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  5. Love this series. Beautiful photos and entertaining story.

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  6. ginny is right, this would be a precious book for children, also teach them lessons. I love it tooooo. he sure is cute WET.. bet they were loud

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    1. Thanks Sandra, you two have made my day :) and yes they were loud. One of the few distinctive calls that I recognize too.

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  7. Aww...this was cute!
    hugs
    Donna

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  8. Wonderful series on the Blue Jays. They look like they are having so much fun in the bird bath. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, They do have a great time splashing around :) You have a wonderful weekend also.

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  9. Blue jays aren't well known for compromise and civility. You caught how aggressive they can be to each other.

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    1. True but as I speak Blue Jay, I am telling them that's not the way to go, lol!

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  10. Love the shots you captured of that frenzied bath. Great captions.

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  11. Absolutely charming and wonderful photos!

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    1. I am happy you thought so Jeanie, thank you :)

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  12. That was so cute! Such fun. Blue jays can be selfish bullies! I guess that is how they survive!

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    1. Instincts for survival kicked in strong with these two :) Thanks Jenn!

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  13. I love how you know just with their thinking! These are fun. Thanks, D

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, so glad and you are very welcome :)

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  14. Thank you for another FABULOUS Saturday at the bird-feeder post.
    Happy weekend wishes to you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, always want to share the fun times I have with our feathered friends :) Happy weekend wishes to you and all the best also :)

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  15. Like the way the story developes.

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  16. What a sight it must have been to see the Blue Jays being mischievous in the water. It looks like they both had fun dunking in the water. Water is so calming and relaxing. I can see why the Blue Jays loved the bath.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, it was a lot of fun watching them for a while :) They seemed to enjoy their bath.

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  17. Awesome story! Those birds are so fun to watch. Some of them seem to have personalities of their own.

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    1. Thank you Jim and Barb :) They certainly are and they certainly do.

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  18. You never cease to amaze me with your talents with the camera and the speech bubbles. So Good!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words Diane :) It’s fun for me to put together, and knowing you enjoy them doubles the joy.

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  19. I've missed your bird conversations. This one is quite spectacular!

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    1. Sweet of you to say Carol, thank you so much!

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  20. That look when the other bird arrived, haha. I always say that a bird feeder or a bird bath has more drama than a soap opera.

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    1. Thanks Jo, as I have observed these birds over the years, their personalities take shape :) And I love your last sentence, very cute!

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  21. Blue Jays doing what Blue Jays do. They are gorgeous and wonderfully entertaining too.

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    1. Very true David and I do so agree :) Thank you!

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  22. This was another fun day at the bird feeders, and now the bird bath, Denise. Blue jays are such beautiful birds but when we lived in VA and they visited the feeders, they would never "play" well with other birds and apparently not with one another as well.

    Thanks for your recent comment on my blog post. It was very much appreciated as it does take a fair amount of time for me to do some posts. I enjoy learning about so many things and just enjoy sharing. And, it's so nice to read that others enjoy them and I do understand how difficult it can be to read and comment on every blogger's post. I read many of yours and do not always leave a comment, myself. Time is to blame, my friend­čśč

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    1. But they are delightfully entertaining and I do enjoy them for all their feistiness. Thank you Dorothy, as I mentioned on your blog, I enjoy your articles very much and I know how a lot of effort is put into them. It shows in the end result! :)

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  23. That beautiful blue jay is having a ball showing off while taking his bath.

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  24. Wonderful photos and a great story! We often have blackbirds taking a bath here.

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    1. Thank you Nikki :) the blackbirds also have their own personality I bet.

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  25. Those are quite a pictures.. and such a cute story you wove.

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    1. Thank you Hena, so happy you enjoyed my whimsical tale :)

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  26. LOL! Love this!
    Beautiful photos, Denise.

    Hugs and blessings

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    1. That’s great and thank you Veronica Lee. Hugs and blessings to you too :)

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  27. That’s great! Thanks for the laugh.

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    1. You are very welcome Linda, glad you found it so :)

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