Outside My Window

I've had company outside my writing space window today. A rather noisy racket has accompanied this guest. Can't put my finger on just what he wants or needs, or if he knows. He hasn't said a word but has caused a ruckus just by being himself.

Meet one of the many Steller's Jays that live in and around our mini-forest. This one, however, has been the noisiest, without making a squawk at all. He has found a pile of dried leaves in our neighbor's yard and has literally been doing a dance.

He'll pick up a leaf and then flick it in the air, allowing it to waft its way back down on the ground. Then he attacks it!

If you don't know much about Steller's Jays, they are bold, inquisitive, highly intelligent, and their overriding characteristic is their ability to make noise. However, as you can see, they are quite beautiful.

Just thought I'd share my company with you.