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Eurasian Jay
There was a commotion within the silver birch foliage not far from my window, and a little later, this Jay emerged. The species is normally rather shy, but the bird ignored the rather loud camera noise. It seemed a bit dazed. All was explained when it flew and was closely followed by another bird, two white rumps in quick succession. I noticed on a previous occasion that they seem less wary for a while after mating.

Thank you for your comments on my pictures, stay safe and well, and good birding!

John
Habitat
Mainly deciduous woodland and forest, and oak in particular. Also in mixed forest, orchards, town parks and large gardens, and coniferous forest in the north and east of the Region (Opus)
Location
London, UK (taken at home)
Date taken
12 July 2021
Scientific name
Garrulus glandarius
Equipment used
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/1000th sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
A smashing image of this Jay and caught in a matching setting John. A beautiful image buddy!
 
A beautifully posed and detailed study of this lovely jay, John.
 
Supporter
Excellent close-up up of this beautiful jay seemingly deep in thought. Impressive colors, focus, dof, feather detail, and setting. TFS John!
 
lucky you, John, never managed to get a descent photo of one of these wary birds; splendid colours, details and a great setting, top notch, many tfs!!
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
Added by
Jonno52
Date added
View count
63
Comment count
8

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1000 second(s)
ISO
1600
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
Jay 443A7475 1000 standard BF.jpg
File size
150.4 KB
Date taken
Mon, 12 July 2021 3:01 PM
Dimensions
1000px x 625px

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