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I am sure i left the acorns in here

By Mike_Smith
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.

Tags: Birds General Jay Bird Woodland Garrulus glandarius Crow family Wildlife and nature

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Aug 2013 4:36PM
Very strong winds and rain here to and freezing Smile A really superb image Mike !

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 4:43PM
I love the look on it's face ( if that makes senseWinkWink) great take,

Ali Smile
17 Aug 2013 5:17PM
A beauty Mike, like the composition, colour and detail,
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
17 Aug 2013 5:18PM
Good detail and colour in this fine image Mike!! Nice one!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Aug 2013 5:28PM
A fine shot of this shy and often elusive bird
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 7:47PM
Pin sharp and rather charming Mike...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:36PM
Great detailed and sharp capture, Mike.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 8:39PM
Fantastic shot, excellent detail and great colours

Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 9:16PM
Brilliant, sharp shot!!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 9:45PM
What a great look captured there Mike
well shot
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 10:14PM
Fabulous picture with good colours and a fine eye
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 10:35PM
Hi Mike I'm sure you can see the look of pusselment on his faceSmile good capture.
Regards John.
17 Aug 2013 11:29PM
Really great capture Mike lovely sharp detail and colours.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 9:24AM
Great image, very well caught.
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.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Aug 2013 10:35AM
Cracking good capture Mike. A lovely bird.GrinGrin
18 Aug 2013 2:45PM
I think the jays are among the most intelligent birdsSmile
Excellent scene!Smile
Regards Valery
6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2013 4:01PM
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
18 Aug 2013 7:59PM
Superb capture Mike, love the pose and detailSmile
18 Aug 2013 8:38PM
Wonderful capture Mike.

Jenny Smile
19 Aug 2013 1:39AM
Great expression on his face -super title for this beaut capture!

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
19 Aug 2013 7:52AM
quite curious position of this bird .. well captured, .. great expo
19 Aug 2013 12:25PM
Great image & title
Regards Brian

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