Sitting Pretty by lorilee

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Blue Jay sitting in the Ash tree in my backyard in northeast Iowa.

Despcription: Bright blue above with much white and black in the wing and tail; white below; black facial markings; prominent crest.
Voice: Raucous ‘jay-jay’, harsh cries, and a rich variety of other calls. One is almost identical to the scream of the Red-shouldered Hawk.
Habitat: Chiefly oak forest, but now also city parks and suburban yards, especially where oak trees predominate.
Nesting: 4-6 brown-spotted greenish eggs in a coarsely built nest of sticks lined with grass and well concealed in a crotch or forked branch of a tree, often a conifer.
Range: East of the Rockies, from southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • sulaartist
    sulaartistover 5 years ago

    Very serene shot !!!

  • Thank you!!!

    – lorilee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Way to go Lori

  • Thank you so very much, Larry!!!!!!

    – lorilee

  • Braun1973
    Braun1973over 5 years ago

    Blue Jays are rather hard to get
    Cheers !

  • Thanks, Brian!!!!

    – lorilee

  • WaleskaL
    WaleskaLover 5 years ago

    Lovely, it was one of my favorites, congrats!

  • Thank you, hun – you’re so kind!!!

    – lorilee

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    No wonder you are so excited about this shot being featured! It is gorgeous!!! You should be proud! XX SUE XX

  • Thank you very much, Sue!!

    – lorilee

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 5 years ago

    gorgeous capture, congratulations !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so much!!

    – lorilee

  • pepper2008
    pepper2008over 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a very beuatiful bird,congrats on your feature too lori.

  • Thanks, Darryl!!!!!

    – lorilee

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot and v. good focus!

  • Thank you, Ingrid!!!

    – lorilee

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, those blues are so well contrasted with the greys of the composition!

  • Thank you so much, Joanne!!

    – lorilee

  • Rajdev73
    Rajdev73over 5 years ago

    Magnificent image, well done.

  • Thank you!!!!!

    – lorilee

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