JJ is one of my best friends from Weedy Field. He was always the most inquisitive blue jay around but he was also unusually quiet for a jay. When I started bringing peanuts, he’d murmur unlike anything I’d heard in a blue jay before. Now, I can call him from 200 yards away with a very weak whistle and he’ll land in the branch closest to my head and murmur. He’s not ready to be hand-fed yet but we will come well within reach and look at me with patient eyes and an eager beak. LOL!
This shot came from the hand-held Nikon D80 again but the next shots should come from the camera being triggered remotely while on a tripod. With any good timing at all, I’ll catch him much closer with a wider angle 18 55mm lens and possibly looking at me with those surprising seemingly intelligent eyes.
Oh, and yes, the peanuts are unsalted since I don’t need to be paying for health care for scrub jays or the brown tree squirrels who share them. ;-)