November 24, 2013

Some visiting Toronto Blue Jays


And I didn't even have peanuts....



Not much to show you in my garden right now as we in zone 5/6 Toronto are heading into a long and dreary winter. As a reminder, we got a taste of snow yesterday with some intense but short-lived flurries.

I was out of the house but my wife and kids had these two visitors: Blue Jays or Cyanocitta cristata. I'm not a birder so I can't tell you a whole lot about this noisy pair that chilled out on the Wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana) in the back, other than their human namesakes comprise our city's perennially (well, since 1993) sub-par baseball team.

They make a pretty pair, don't they?

Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata








Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jay  by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Cyanocitta cristata /Blue Jay 




Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata in early winter by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) in early winter




Cyanocitta cristata early winter Blue Jay by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Cyanocitta cristata early winter Blue Jay 



Two Blue Jays by garden muses-a Toronto gardening blog
Two Blue Jays resting on a Wayfaring Tree
(Viburnum lantana "Mohican")




By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"
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