Blue Jay

Blue Jays are like teenagers, always flopping about and shouting. They also like very much to take regular baths and showers and as we provide a heated water bath for them in cold Québec winters, how could this smart fellow refuse the opportunity.


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Awfully common birds, in both senses of the word, but really enjoyable ones. It’s too easy as a birder to dismiss species that you can see any day of the week and to concentrate on the rarities (guilty, on occasion, as charged m’Lud) but you can get a lot of pleasure out of mingling with old chums.

That’s neither rain nor snow in the air – he’d been having a good splash