I glanced out the window a little while ago and there were two Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) feeding on the suet. They were bathed in sunlight, and looked nothing short of breathtaking.
I did not happen to have my camera at the ready, but that matters little since we have an entire archive of Blue Jay images.
It is quite common here and can become agreeably confiding around humans, and the backyard duo this morning reinforced for me the level of good fortune that we are able to spend our lives with such enigmatic creatures.
Furthermore they are found throughout the province and we have shared our day with Blue Jays in many regions of Ontario.
On our visits to Algonquin Provincial Park in the winter what can be more agreeable than to have Blue Jays keep us company?
A little snack is all that is needed to draw them in close and I have no doubt that they appreciate the treat!
There are many things in life to be thankful for. Keeping company with Blue Jays is certainly one of them.
I think I will go and make a coffee and sit and watch to see if the backyard duo return.
The coffee will taste all the better for their company!