Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ABC Wednesday - "N"

"N" is for Nest

While visiting a friend a few days ago, I noticed that a mama Blue Jay had built a nest on top of the security light in her carport. I don't think I've ever seen a jay's nest before, and I was amazed at the size of the sticks and twigs she used. There's a plastic bag in there, too; for cushioning, perhaps? When I inquired, I learned that the light had been turned off when they discovered the nest building going on. That is a good thing; I imagine that a halogen light would put out enough heat to bake the eggs.


ABC Wednesday was created by Mrs. Nesbitt. Please visit the ABC Wednesday site to view others' interpretations of this week's letter, "N."

12 comments:

TSannie said...

That's really neat! Never seen a bluejay's nest before. You have good friends, turning off that light.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gee Pat... I have never seen a jay's nest anywhere. That is so unusual to see their nest on top of those flood lights... Unbelievable..

Follow through with us --and let us know if there are some little bluejays in that nest.

Hugs,
Betsy

jinksy said...

Reminds me of my hair when got up this morning...

Arkansas Patti said...

That is a new one for me also. Have lots of Jays,just never seen a nest. Really nice of them to turn off the light.

Grace and Bradley said...

First time I see a blue jay. It is beautiful bird. I wonder how long she will stay.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What a terrific photo! And a beautiful bird...they are so delightful! You made me smile from ear to ear today!

Snap said...

It's that time! Baby birds everywhere!

JC said...

Wow, how cool is that. I bet the heat from those lights could cause dry twigs to burn it would for sure melt the plastic bag. Beautiful picture.

Jay said...

Oh, how cute! Good of them to turn off the light, too. Funny how she's used plastic! Swans do that, too.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

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Suldog said...

Interesting. I would have thought the jays would have been scared off the first time the lights came on, but I guess your friends turned them off before that had a chance to happen? Nice of them.

LiBeReJo said...

that was an amazing photo of a funny placed nest:)