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Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

By teocali
A Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) perching high up in the trees bordering our garden and looking for an opportunity to take some peanuts from my bird feeder. These birds are so shy they very rarely come close when one is around. The background is dull grey sky and not snow (thank goodness)!

Many thanks for your support of my last upload and a big THANK YOU to Pete, for the HC, Phillip (PhillipMinnis) for the GEA, and Mike(Mike_Smith) and Ed(Glostopcat) for their UAs - all highly appreciated and valued Smile

Tags: Wild Jay Garden Bird Perching Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Treetops Shy Wildlife and nature

Voters: RonnieAG, CarolG, janeez and 31 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Nov 2012 11:22AM
A beautiful bird whose plumage you have captured in fine detail and very natural colours, and showing up so well against the brighter b/g.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Nov 2012 11:26AM
A first class capture of this magnificent jay, Sylvia. Carol
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 12:10PM
Superb capture.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 12:43PM
what a beauty he is
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
5 Nov 2012 1:16PM
We copped for a very small flurry the other morning, I just hope it's not indicative of things to come Sad Great looking capture of a difficult to get close too bird.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Nov 2012 2:43PM
A lovely bird, not common I'm guessing.......Sandy
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Nov 2012 3:34PM
Beautifully exposed to give excellent plumage detail Sylvia. I love the very natural looking BG. Seen a few of these lately but cant get near enough for a decent shot.
5 Nov 2012 3:41PM
Great shot excellent colour and detail.
lovely bird great shot. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
5 Nov 2012 3:51PM
Sitting very pretty in the canopy and showing fine feather detail - excellent viewing Sylvia...

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 5:50PM
Side by side with our Ron today Sylvia, lovely Jay shot with good colour
5 Nov 2012 7:22PM
Thats a bit special, lovely take.

johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 7:40PM
One of my favourite birds beautifully captured Sylvia
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
5 Nov 2012 8:37PM
Looks rather comfortable in the squat position on the branch Sylvia - superb detail - I love the flash of blue on these birds.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 9:21PM
Wonderful capture Sylvia - Helen SmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Nov 2012 10:00PM
A fabulous capture Sylvia, such pin sharp detail and splendid colours in the plumage
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 2:28PM
Lovely shot of the Jay i have seen a couple lately but not near enough to photograph but well done on this one

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