Draw a Bird Day: Blue Jay

blue jay head s

blue on blue–feathers
echoing sky holding sun
as wings scatter light

Blue Jay feathers are not really blue, but appear so because of the way the light reflects off of them.  At least that’s what all the bird websites say…

I am on call for Federal Jury duty the next 2 weeks.  Not sure what it means for getting anything done, but no electronics allowed in Federal Court–including phones–and I have to call every night to see if I need to show up the next day.  I may be around, or not.

The birds have been extra-present around here this spring…I can hear them waking the day right now.  Happy Draw-a-Bird Day!

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25 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Blue Jay”

  1. Carol A. More says :

    Gorgeous Jay! Good luck on JD. Yuck and ugh. In a way it’s like vacation because you’re not distracted by the electronics but on the other hand, you are in close proximity with some oftentimes, nasty hombres wasting taxpayers’ dollars.

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  2. tlryder says :

    Good luck with jury duty!
    Your Jay is looking at me like he’s wondering why I haven’t refilled the feeder. Handsome, cheeky guy!

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  3. memadtwo says :

    OOps I forgot it was THAT DAY. Will do something later. Maybe a red-tail hawk.


  4. Jodi says :

    great drawing! It is hard to believe that there feathers aren’t really blue!!! they sure look so blue to me! Light and sight are interesting things indeed!

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  5. Susan Feniak says :

    Nice Jay! Hope the jury duty goes off without too many hurdles.

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful drawing and lovely haiku.
    Good luck with the jury duty. That certainly puts your life on hold for two weeks, doesn’t it?
    My daughter was called for grand jury duty–16 weeks. She was happy not be chosen today.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Merril.
      Grand Jury in NYC is 30 days of 1/2 day every day…16 weeks is crazy. I’ve never been called for that! but knowing you have either mornings or afternoons free makes it bearable. Today I was not needed, but I have to call this evening to find out about tomorrow. We’ll see…

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  7. Carol says :

    Beautifully sketchy and artistic blue jay 😍

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  8. Poet Rummager says :

    Ah, he is a magnificent bird, and you honor him with your charming poem!

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