Wordless no longer, I'm now adding words in response to a query by Judith. The bird pictured here is a Blue Jay or Cyanocitta cristata, Family: CORVIDAE. Judith mentioned that her friend sees reddish coloured jays at her feeder in England, these would be Jay - Garrulus glandarius - Family: Corvidae. So, they are from the same "family" but look very different from each other. Our North American Blue Jays are large and noisy but also incredibly beautiful.
This is the Jay familiar to the English countryside:
Here endth today's lesson.