Lance with his eagle eye spotted the Blue Jay. I wonder if he heard the signature squak of the brilliant bird first? “From Cut Knife, Saskatchewan on November 7th. I snapped the blue jay’s photo and when I looked at the shot on my computer I noticed something else … on the tree. There are 2 knots – and the one directly in front of the bird kind of looks like a dinosaur eye!” It sure does Lance – thank you.
DID YOU KNOW? The Blue Jay’s feathers are not actually blue. The bright cobalt colour is the result of the unique inner structure of the feathers, which distort the reflection of light off the bird, making it look blue. Adult Blue Jays undergo a complete change of plumage between June and July, and are avid ‘anters’ during this period. ‘Anting’ is the process of using ants or other materials to preen or clean feathers.
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