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A Jay today, he looked as though he was looking for something. Heavy rain here at minute and rather chilly.

Although they are the most colourful members of the crow family, jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets you know a jay is about and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:I am sure i left the acorns in here
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:17 Aug 2013 - 4:32 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Crow family, Garrulus glandarius, General, Jay, Wildlife / nature, Woodland
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Aug 2013 - 4:36 PM

Very strong winds and rain here to and freezing Smile A really superb image Mike !

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 4:43 PM

I love the look on it's face ( if that makes senseWinkWink) great take,

Ali Smile

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Badgerfred
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17 Aug 2013 - 5:17 PM

A beauty Mike, like the composition, colour and detail,
Fred.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 5:18 PM

Good detail and colour in this fine image Mike!! Nice one!!

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Glostopcat
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17 Aug 2013 - 5:28 PM

A fine shot of this shy and often elusive bird

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NDODS Plus Member 43843 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 7:47 PM

Pin sharp and rather charming Mike...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 8:36 PM

Great detailed and sharp capture, Mike.
Nigel

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morpheus1955
17 Aug 2013 - 8:39 PM

Fantastic shot, excellent detail and great colours

Hugh

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 - 9:16 PM

Brilliant, sharp shot!!


MyaGrinGrin

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Lillian
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17 Aug 2013 - 9:45 PM

What a great look captured there Mike
well shot
Lillian

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 10:14 PM

Fabulous picture with good colours and a fine eye

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johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2013 - 10:35 PM

Hi Mike I'm sure you can see the look of pusselment on his faceSmile good capture.
Regards John.

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17 Aug 2013 - 11:29 PM

Really great capture Mike lovely sharp detail and colours.
Gary

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capto Plus Member 21880 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 9:24 AM

Great image, very well caught.

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
18 Aug 2013 - 9:47 AM

Great capture Mike - we used to have a Jay pass through our garden each year, havn't seen him for a couple of years now though.
Julie

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Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 10:35 AM

Cracking good capture Mike. A lovely bird.GrinGrin
Ron

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
18 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

I think the jays are among the most intelligent birdsSmile
Excellent scene!Smile
Regards Valery

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2013 - 4:01 PM

Not the easiest of Birds to get an image of as they are very shy and intelligent. This is an excellent Jay image though, I love it!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
18 Aug 2013 - 7:59 PM

Superb capture Mike, love the pose and detailSmile

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Jenny-D
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18 Aug 2013 - 8:38 PM

Wonderful capture Mike.

Jenny Smile

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fificat100
19 Aug 2013 - 1:39 AM

Great expression on his face -super title for this beaut capture!

Lavina

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19 Aug 2013 - 7:52 AM

quite curious position of this bird .. well captured, .. great expo

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brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2013 - 12:25 PM

Great image & title
Regards Brian

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