The Stunning Jay......... by jdmphotography
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Captured In town location Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. England.

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.

Found across most of the UK, except northern Scotland. Lives in both deciduous and coniferous woodland, parks and mature gardens. Likes oak trees in autumn when there are plenty of acorns. Often seen flying across a woodland glade giving its screeching call, it becomes more obvious in autumn when it may fly some distance in the open in search of acorns.

What they eat

Acorns, nuts, seeds and insects.

Straight from the camera…..

Comments

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 5 years ago

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  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, so clear and sharp……….good lighting and beautiful colours in this too and a great composition, infact its pretty much perfect ! lol…………anna : )

  • Hi Annette just like to thank you for all your wonderful comments made on I think one of my favorite birds of the uk ! …….. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 5 years ago

    fantastic image!!!
    beautiful colours and detail :)

  • Thank you Wendy for your very kind comments ! …….. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • janeymac
    janeymacover 5 years ago

    wonderful image Jon!! such a beautiful bird !! Jane

  • Hi Jane thank you love your comments as always ! ……… (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture! This would be wonderful in Backyard Photography!
    Marie ~ Host

  • Good as done Marie thank you for your super advise and kind comments ! …….. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlover 5 years ago

    Stunning alright, great shot!!!!

  • Thanks Stomy some wonderful comments there ! …….. (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful shot!!!

  • Hi Nori’ thank you for your lovely kind comments ! ……… (-;

    – jdmphotography

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Hi Rick all the best my friend thank you ! ….. (-:

    – jdmphotography

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Hi Brian thanks for your great comments ! …… (-:

    – jdmphotography

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    Perfect! Love where he is sitting!

  • Perfect will do very nicely Kasey thanks kindly ! ……. (-;

    – jdmphotography

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