Monday, December 8, 2008

Any Guesses?

When out taking a walk this evening, I happened to spot this feather on the ground . . . any guesses what species of bird it came from?


I am not sure how easy this will be to guess or not, but I thought it would be fun even if you all knew right away what bird species it came from! :)

24 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah,

    It sure looks like a blue jay to me, although we don't have any around here!

    It sure is beautiful, and it looks like you've been staying busy!

    Lord bless you,

    Marqueta

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  2. Sarah,
    I believe this feather came from a Blue Jay. We have them at our feeders sometimes. They scare the smaller birds away from the food and are quite agressive. It's a beautiful feather though. Perhaps you could make a craft project out of it?
    I'll be home on Friday. Yea!
    My 3year old granddaughter called me today, crying her eyes out and saying, "Nannie, I want to see you right now! The house is not fun without you!" Please come home!"

    You see, I've never been away from them more than a day in their entire life, so they don't know what to think about all this. bless their hearts.
    Well, just 4 more days and we'll be together. On the other hand my four grandsons are begging me to stay another week with them! Oh dear, what's grandmother to do? The Lord has truly blessed me.

    Miss Lila in Atlanta

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  3. If that isn't a Blue Jay then I obviously don't know anything about birds! :o)
    Nice picture, the detail on the feather is so neat!
    ~Ashley

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  4. So pretty! I can only think of maybe a blue jay? It sorta has a blue tint to it...

    It's so cool how the Father puts such wonderful detail into things :)

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  5. My guess is a blue jay. Thanks Sarah, That was fun! :)

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  6. It almost looks like some type of blue jay, but I don't know if you have those where you live . . .
    Anna

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  7. Blue Jay. :) The dew drops on it are so beautiful and stunning.

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  8. I'm thinking a Blue Jay??

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  9. Yes, it is a Blue Jay, Marqueta! That was a good guess especially since you do not have them where you live. :) Do you have Stellar Jays out there? They, too, are beautiful birds.

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  10. Great guess, Julia! That is correct! :)

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  11. You are correct, Miss Lila! It is fun to feed birds, isn’t it?! Though, Blue Jays do tend to be ‘feeder hogs’ . . . so far the only bird that has dominated them at our feeder area is the Red-Bellied Woodpeckers. The Jays stay away from them!

    The feather would be pretty in some type of craft, but as birds are federally protected, having their feathers, eggshells, nests, etc. in ones’ possession is not legal . . . but at least we can enjoy looking at them when we happen to discover them! :)

    It sounds like you have such special relationships with your grandchildren! What a blessing! Have a safe trip back home!

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  12. Well, you do know something about birds, Ashley! A Blue Jay it is. :) There is so much detail in feathers! We have a DVD on the Intricacies of Flight where the presentation given looks at the design that the Lord placed into feathers . . . it is fascinating!

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  13. It is a Blue Jay, Mrs. Hester! Good guess!

    Yes, it is amazing the detail that the Lord put into His creation!

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  14. You are right, Amy! :)

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  15. Great guess, Becky! It is a Blue Jay feather. :)

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  16. Yes, it is a Blue Jay feather, Anna! We have a lot of these birds around where we live. :)

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  17. That would be correct, Amber! The feather was beautiful with the water droplets on it. :)

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  18. Good guess, Elizabeth! The feather is from a Blue Jay - we have a lot of them around here!

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  19. Yes, AJ, it is from a Blue Jay! Good guess!

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  20. How fun Sarah, great photo! I love how the water drops look on it! :)

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  21. Thank you, Emily! :) We had just received a light shower before this was taken, thus the water droplets . . . it made for a nice photo opportunity!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)