Saturday, September 10, 2011

Camera Critter #179

I see jays often. In the mountains I see Stellar Jays, sometimes even Gray Jays. In town, I always see Scrub Jays.

What I don’t see is Blue Jays. It’s not that they aren’t out here, normally they aren’t. But during the winter a Blue Jay will show up…but never when and where I go to see it.

I knew that if I was to ever get a photo of a Blue Jay, I would have to head east. So in late April I was in Illinois and I looked and looked for a Blue Jay so I could shoot it (with my Canon of course).

On one of my last days there, I was at my mom’s place and there, in the trees, eyeballing her feed station, was a Blue Jay.

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9 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

You can shoot some when you come to visit me too :-)

Jenny said...

Very pretty! I love taking pics of birds!

VaishVijay said...

Thatz lovely:)

Twiggy said...

That's a beauty!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice bird

Cheryl said...

We have blue jays in abundance. I'd love to see a blue bird. Jays are loud and not very kind to the other feathered critters.

Glad you found something you've never seen. They are gorgeous birds; just wish they were kinder.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the Bluejay!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

We don't often get a glimpse of blue jays in South Texas. Such a beautiful bird. I love the colors and clarity of your photo.

http://butterybooks.com/blog/camera-critters-homer-the-office-cat/

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes