Amazing Singers, Amazing Songs
by Sangeeta Guha
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow....
Series: Amazing Singers, Amazing Songs
Blue Jay, a beautiful, passerine, perching songbird is the provincial bird of Prince Edward Island. These blue birds are widespread over northern hemisphere but only North American Jays are blessed with white markings on the tip of their wings and tail.
Blue Jays can sing a large variety of songs to convey their message, mind and moods....excited, surprised, aggressive, frightened, relaxed, curious, caring, loving, happy....songs vary perceptibly from loud high-pitch to whisper whistled notes and gurgling sounds....their singing bout can last longer than 2 minutes.
This intelligent bird can mimic human and hawks. They love peace and harmony, enjoy flying silently across the sky but they are also brave enough to mob their potential predator away from their nests, even they protect other birds in that area. This cute curious, nut lovers believe in tight family bonds and show their love by sharing nuts to each other.
Blue Jays are gifted with brilliant sparkling blue feathers. But surprisingly, Jays don’t have any pigment for coloration in their body. Different shades of blue in their feather are charismatic unique structural color. God has set small air bubbles, tiny air pockets in the barbs of their feathers, which absorb longer red wavelengths and scatter only blue rays from incoming light, resulting in a specific non-iridescent shades of blue.
Blue Jay....a beautiful, blessed singer....fly high in the blue sky,....jovial open wings,....no fear, no sorrows, no worries, no complaints....all the hopes, every reason for trusting Lord in everything,... singing....Life is worth the living, just because He lives!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living, Just because He lives!
Song Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-zwE33zHA
Blue Jay song: http://www.birdjam.com/birdsong.php?id=5
Starring Charlie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwGkE43Uaws&feature=related
Art work: Sangeeta Guha
Colour Pencil, MultiChrome
Size: 9” x 11”
Dated: August 18, 2012
Photo-courtesy and Guidance: Susanne L. and Arnold Janz