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Blue jay in my yard
I finally admitted defeat trying to stalk this guy and went to plan B: left the video running. He is so neurotic he even takes off when he hears traffic blocks away. He would only pass by occasionally, but I just started offering peanuts and now I'm refilling feeders three times faster than I ever had to.
Habitat
Makes use of almost every habitat available, from urban setting to forest edges.
Location
Branford, Connecticut
Date taken
January 23, 2022
Scientific name
Cyanocitta cristata
Equipment used
Nikon D7100 (video capture)
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
30FPS F7.3 ISO 320
They do love peanuts. Maybe he will get more used to you after a time and let you take a few snaps. Nice capture here and fun story, tfs!
 
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That's a terrific picture you've taken of this jay Barbie. I long ago fell in love with them and don't tell everyone, but one of my passwords is based on him LOL

Many thanks for showing him to us.
 
That's a terrific picture you've taken of this jay Barbie. I long ago fell in love with them and don't tell everyone, but one of my passwords is based on him LOL

Many thanks for showing him to us.
I don't dare give my backyard guy my passwords - there goes my credit card, full of peanut orders.
 

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