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By FeatherFriend
I was doing the washing up yesterday late evening ( as you do) when this guy appeared on our lawn. As luck would have it I had the camera nearby and got 2/3 H/Held grab shots through the glass in the window.
INFO: Jays are strikingly coloured members of the crow family, found throughout England and Wales. During spring, gatherings of jays, known as ‘crow marriages’, take place in which individuals search for a mate. Jays' have a penchant for acorns, which they cache throughout autumn and revisit during harder times. A single bird buries several thousand nutritious nuggets each year, playing a crucial role in the spread of oak woodlands. When threatened by hawks, the usually shy jays mob their attackers, mimicking the hawk's call as an alarm.

Thank you to all that took the time to comment on my previous image and a special thank you to Mike (hasslebladuk) for the UA, really appreciated,

Tags: Birds Devon Jay Garden Woodland Wildlife and nature


7 Oct 2014 11:17AM
A superb capture of this beautiful bird,pin sharp detail and colour.

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7 Oct 2014 11:19AM
Super image Geoff, excellent detail,
10 10 10 England
7 Oct 2014 11:45AM
Not very often such an opportunity arises and you certainly made good use of it. The info was very useful too.
Thanks for the advice on my Grooming image. If my swan family on the river put in an appearance today I'll have a practice.
MalcolmM Plus
14 1.3k 5 Scotland
7 Oct 2014 11:58AM
Great detail & colour, fine image
7 Oct 2014 12:13PM
Brilliant capture.
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
7 Oct 2014 12:55PM
They do have nice colours as your image shows only too well, come on Geoff more photo's and less washing up mateTongueTongueWink

NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
7 Oct 2014 1:13PM
Not seen any in the garden yet..............keeping fingers crossed..............very nice Jay image...........very photogenic birds..............when they stay still............GrinGrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
7 Oct 2014 1:22PM
A superb detailed capture. He looks like he's listening for worms like our robins do.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
7 Oct 2014 1:43PM
Thanks for popping in,
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
7 Oct 2014 2:15PM
A top class image, Geoff, and many congratulations on doing the washing up, too, wish I could train the greek men to do it sometime Wink Carol
DerekL 14 211 24 England
7 Oct 2014 2:56PM
Glad you clean the windows, as well Geoff.
Super sharp image through glass and lovely colours on this beautifully marked bird.
Leave the marigolds off in future, you'll get us all a bad name. WinkWinkWinkWink

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 4:20PM
bet you are glad that you were doing the dishes for a change
usually not a pleasure to doWink but you certainly got a great shot...
and through the window too
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
7 Oct 2014 5:06PM
He is a stunning acorn gatherer-- A wonderful visitor to your lawn-! LIKE!

(Your usual excellent photography did not desert you thru the window)
DonMc 11 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 5:15PM
So sharp, a cracker really!SmileSmileSmile
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
7 Oct 2014 5:29PM
Thanks all,
7 Oct 2014 6:15PM
A beautiful detailed capture Geoff..Lin
ade123 Plus
6 285 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 7:11PM
A brilliant image Geoff pin sharp feather detail and lovely composition

cabbie Plus
12 31 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 8:03PM
Lovely capture as per norm

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2014 8:56PM
Excellent capture of the JaySmile

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
7 Oct 2014 10:19PM
A cracking shot of this shy and often elusive bird, this one has turned out really well given that it was taken through glass
7 Oct 2014 10:47PM
Cracking shotSmileSmileSmilepaul
8 Oct 2014 12:14PM
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird!
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
8 Oct 2014 12:34PM
Brilliant detail and colour Geoff - super grab shot.
10 Oct 2014 6:02PM
Nice one Geoff, the colours look spot on
13 Oct 2014 12:41AM
Super Geoff - wish we had one that visited the garden!

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