Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Jay’s Feather


A field find, definitely a keeper, one for my ‘nature table’.

jay feather


A jay can collect as many as 5000 acorns each autumn

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

5 thoughts on “Jay’s Feather

  1. It’s a beauty ~ interesting link as well 🙂

  2. Lucky you. I wish that I saw jays more often than I do, which is rarely. Thanks for the link. xx

    • I’m lucky flighty, I see them daily, they seem to have a set route across the field from the lane to a copse of trees further up the lane and back again; they work hard. I’d have to put a bit more effort in to capture them with the camera

  3. Mill Hill in north London used to be full of jays but they seem to have declined in numbers in the last couple of years. Lovely feather, I would use it to tie some flies with, that blue is terrific.

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