I am sitting finishing my second cup of coffee and hearing the "scree" "scree" call of one of the local Blue Jays outside on my deck. He is complaining because I have not filled the small plate outside with seeds and nuts. The bird feeders are full, but he is lazy and likes to gulp down his food. He comes to the window and complains even more. Often they mimic the call of the hawk to make the other birds fly away from the feeders. They fool even me as I look to the tree to see the hawk.
They are loyal and mate for life.
I put on clogs and take the small cereal container filled with peanuts and sunflower seeds and scatter them on the platform. Soon his buddies show up and surprisingly they eat without the usual shoving and threatening behavior. These birds rarely leave space for others. They are bullies.
"In the spiritual realm, the blue jay speaks of clarity and vision. In Native American symbolism (namely the Sioux Nation) the azure of the jay against the blue sky indicated a “double vision” or double clarity. This visual/spiritual “blue on blue” concept speaks of purity of the soul, truth of the heart, and clarity of thought." That is my challenge for today.