blue jays

Like all other blue birds, Indigo Buntings lack blue pigment. Their jewel-like color comes instead from microscopic structures in the feathers that refract and reflect blue light, much like the airborne particles that cause the sky to look blue. (Photo: Steve Creek)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: BLUE

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially blue.

Bald Birds

At this time of year, you might start seeing something strange at your bird feeder: bald birds.  Blue jays and cardinals are the most commonly reported bald birds, but it …

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