Blue Jays are one of Ontario’s most recognizable birds. It’s raucaus call “jay-jay-jay” makes it impossible to miss and sometimes noisy, nasal "queele queedle queedle-queedle sounds a little like a mute trumpet. They are beautiful with a conspicuous plumage and are quite resourceful and vocally diverse often immitating various sounds.
Photo taken in Ottawa’s west end with a Canon EOS 20D, a 300mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4t.c.
Image is slightly cropped and sharpened in DPP.