Blue Jay

By taggart  
Blue Jay
Cyanocitta crisstata. 12 inches. male and female appear identical

Large, noisy--the blue jay is a bully-- they will scream like a hawk as they approach a food source--scattering other birds-- Fill their huge bill and fly off to stash it somewhere, return for more and so on.
As they are very fond of peanuts, we give them a handful away from the smaller birds feeders!

Thanks for your attention to the Nuthatch--- Greatly appreciated! Wishing you all warmth and safety-- weather news from the UK is especially cold and/or damp!

Tags: Pennsylvania Blue jay Wildlife and nature

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TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2018 11:24PM
Lovely shot, Jenn.
16 Jan 2018 11:30PM
A beauty Jenn, excellent pose and detail,
16 Jan 2018 11:51PM
Beautiful Jay, lovely colours Jenn
17 Jan 2018 12:06AM
Very nice, Jenn, very different colours to ours over here.

17 Jan 2018 12:10AM
A beauty Jenn, yes Jays Do like to be heard. Pam
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 12:20AM
That's one good looking bird Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Spkr51 4 United States
17 Jan 2018 12:27AM
Superb capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
17 Jan 2018 12:27AM
I have never seen a Blue Jay, Jenn; I'm surprised to learn from you, it is quite a large bird. The way you describe it, I'm thinking of our Magpies, our noisy delinquents. They even gang up on the cats and harass them, which is handy, because, being fond of cats, we know when one is in the garden. Handy warning system for the other birds too.
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
17 Jan 2018 12:42AM
Our Stellar jay has similar habits. He has a very loud squwak and uses it to itimidate other birds. Only thing is your jay is more beautiful in colour and pattern. You have this one looking his best as well. TG
Love ya blue jay. Well captured Jenn.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
17 Jan 2018 1:31AM
Interesting write up about the habits of this bird, and what a beautifully plumaged bird it is.
Fine shot of it, Jenn. I like how the bird parallels the twig and all set on the diagonal.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
17 Jan 2018 1:48AM
You have the prettiest birds Jenn. A lovely capture of this jay.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 3:38AM
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
17 Jan 2018 5:54AM
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
17 Jan 2018 5:57AM
a beautiful bird ....very well captured
17 Jan 2018 6:47AM
what a great shot of this beautiful bird
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
17 Jan 2018 6:59AM
Just lovely, Jenn.
17 Jan 2018 7:51AM
Beautiful image.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
17 Jan 2018 9:51AM

Quote:A beauty Jenn, excellent pose and detail,

Cant say better than this.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 10:15AM
A great capture JennSmileSmile

17 Jan 2018 11:29AM
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 11:55AM
So very beautiful Jenn!
Very lovely to see... Isabel GrinGrin
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
17 Jan 2018 1:00PM
Yes, they have returned to the feeders.....they are clowns. The juncos hold their own against them.
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2018 5:10PM
Superb shot !!.....lovely clarity & colours in this handsome beauty !!.Grin
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
18 Jan 2018 5:08AM
Super colour, excellent shot, Jenn.

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