June 08, 2014

Enthusiasm.


Intense and eager enjoyment or interest.




This blue jay was splashing away with total abandon for over a minute in our small water feature in the yard.

Cyanocitta cristata

Large crested songbird with broad, rounded tail. Blue Jays are smaller than crows, larger than robins.

The pigment in Blue Jay feathers is melanin, which is brown. The blue color is caused by scattering light through modified cells on the surface of the feather barbs.

The oldest known wild, banded Blue Jay lived to be at least 17 years 6 months old.

source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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