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  1. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Another effort with the Nikon1 and Sunagor 400mm all manual lens.
  2. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Nice profile dude.
  3. Why are you looking at me?

    Why are you looking at me?

    That's what it's pose looks like. American Blue Jay This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their ‎Identification · ‎Sounds
  4. Blue jays building a nest

    Blue jays building a nest

    Since spring has arrived, I thought I'd post one of my favorite photos from spring of 2021. This pair of blue jays built a nest in a tree behind our house. I kept an eye on them and their nestlings for several weeks.
  5. Blue jay

    Blue jay

    One of the more common visitors to my yard, a blue jay. This one's name is Otto, but when he's knocking over the basket of peanuts, his name can't be repeated in mixed company. And, here's a bit of trivia I never knew till today - blue jays from my home state, Connecticut, averaged a full ounce...
  6. 3(B).JPG

    3(B).JPG

    Blue Jay on a very cold morning.
  7. Just out of the bath after 15 minutes

    Just out of the bath after 15 minutes

    American Blue Jay Blue jays are noisy, bold, and aggressive birds. They are very territorial and will chase others from a feeder for an easier meal. Additionally, Blue jays may raid other birds' nests, stealing eggs and chicks.
  8. Blue Jay in Snow Flurries

    Blue Jay in Snow Flurries

    Just waiting around for more peanuts!
  9. Posing Peacefully

    Posing Peacefully

    American Blue Jay
  10. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Silly Blue Jay! I should title this, "Anything A Nuthatch Can Do, I Can Do Better!"
  11. Sat Fun: Diving for a morsal!

    Sat Fun: Diving for a morsal!

    I accidentally left my camera on the "pre-shoot" option (saving so many shots before and after pressing the shutter) and caught this pair of Blue Jays, one snacking on a suet cake, the other desperately diving to snap up a suet crumb that had fallen before the other jays had a chance at it. On...
  12. Blue Jay in a Blizzard.

    Blue Jay in a Blizzard.

    Had a hum dinger of a snow storm a few days ago. Blizzard conditions for much of it. That didn't slow down the Jays from hitting the feeders though!
  13. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Yet another Blue Jay shot. They are dominating the yard so lots of chances at getting photos of them. It was nice to get one in the sunlight for a change, haven't had very much of that lately.
  14. Blue jay in my yard

    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...
  15. Blue Jay.JPG

    Blue Jay.JPG

    Have about a dozen of these birds that come into the yard almost daily. KC, if you see this and to answer your question, I usually hit a slump this time of year. The light gets short lived and terrible. There's a large hill just behind our house on the West side, so this time of year it starts...
  16. Blue Jay 1.jpg

    Blue Jay 1.jpg

    Happy New Year. Colossians 3:13 Colossians 3:13 quote "Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." Man these Blue Jays love peanuts almost as much as me lol.
  17. Blue jay in the rain

    Blue jay in the rain

    Testing out my new wheels: a Nikon D7100 - I love it! Here's a blue jay so hungry he's out in the rain foraging for peanuts.
  18. So Many

    So Many

    American Blue Jay
  19. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Almost looks like he's saying, "Are you staring at my tail feathers again?"
  20. Blue Jay with pecan.jpg

    Blue Jay with pecan.jpg

    Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) with a pecan.
  21. Scruffy doesn't even cover it

    Scruffy doesn't even cover it

    American Blue Jay Don't know whether it's molt, mites or both
  22. Yeah, they can be noisey but

    Yeah, they can be noisey but

    These Blue Jays sure are lovely
  23. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    This common species of Eastern North America was attracted to a water feature where it took a late afternoon bath. This is presumably the nominate race "C. c. cristata" characterized by smaller, reduced white markings on its wings and tail.
  24. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Was sitting on my front steps when this scruffy looking young jay came along and landed not far away. He regarded me with curiosity rather than fleeing in fear, and I was even talking to him as I snapped a few photos. I think he was just waiting for me to toss him a few peanuts. OOPS I forgot...
  25. Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Young Blue Jay
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