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An American Blue Jay sits on an ice covered limb with ice frozen in its feathers somewhat dejected looking in the freezing rain today in Southeast Missouri. We have over 1/4 inch of ice on all trees and outside surfaces and over an inch of sleet and frozen rain on all flat surfaces. I am sure my two feeders are the only source of food for the wild birds around here now.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on manual focus

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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 2 years ago

    So cold he’s turning blue……great looker brah’

  • Thank you Bro.

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 2 years ago

    Great capture, Bro…. and no wonder he is cold… all he has on is a feather suit…. but he does look cold and a little bit scared of that big man that is taking his picture…. great composition, lovely colors and the details are fantastic. Fabulous!!! Hugs!

  • Thank you Sis, all of the birds looked miserable today, I guess being covered with ice would do that to you.

    – barnsis

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69about 2 years ago

    Oh his little tail feathers! how do they cope with flying like that? Great shot Bryon. Lovely clarity and colour.

  • Thank you Sal, they don’t seem to be able to shake it off, worried about them surviving the cold.

    – barnsis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    Very nice colorful detail Byron

  • Thank you Larry

    – barnsis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – barnsis

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 2 years ago

    brillant stunning image got to be a fav

  • Thank you Karen

    – barnsis

  • JDL15
    JDL15about 2 years ago

    don’t look very happy but nicely shot

  • Thank you John

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Always feel so sorry for the birds when ice is involved!!
    He’s beautiful!!!

  • They really made me sad to watch them try to get the ice off, usually unsuccessfully.
    Thank you Lori

    – barnsis

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 2 years ago

    One of my favorite birds, I like this pose….

  • Thank you K

    – barnsis

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

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