Icy Blue Morning (Blue Jay) by lorilee

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School was canceled today because the country roads have HUGE drifts of snow . . . am enjoying my ‘day off’ taking pictures of the birds in my backyard.
This Blue Jay had competition with the squirrels to get the corn and sunflower seeds this morning!! He was pretty aggressive though and got his ‘fair share!’
Image taken January 2011 using my Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.

Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: CORVIDAE

This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.

White or light gray underneath, various shades of blue, black, and white above.

Blue Jays make a large variety of calls that carry long distances. Most calls produced while the jay is perched within a tree. Usually flies across open areas silently, especially during migration. Stuffs food items in throat pouch to cache elsewhere; when eating, holds a seed or nut in feet and pecks it open.

Blue Jays are birds of forest edges. A favorite food is acorns, and they are often found near oaks, in forests, woodlots, towns, cities, parks.

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thank you, Kathy!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Lorilee. Great colors and details xx

  • Thank you so much, Nick!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Tania Koleska
    Tania Koleskaalmost 4 years ago

    what a beautiful guy

  • Isn’t he though?! Thanks, Tania!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture of this beautiful Blue Jay! How wonderfully that blue stands out!

  • Thank you, Dot!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 4 years ago

    Wow amazing bird and capture, well done

  • Thank you so much, Robert!!!

    – lorilee

  • julie08
    julie08almost 4 years ago

    So very beautiful :)

  • Thanks, Julie!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlalmost 4 years ago

    WOW, this is a gorgeous, wonderful shot, hon! I’d say your day off is being very well spent! I’m just glad the snow isn’t out here…..lol….!

  • Thank you so very much!!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you, Rick!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    You have a busy back yard with some wonderful wildlife, excellent shot Lori

  • Thanks, Alex!!!! It is enjoyable especially in the winter months with all the hungry critters!!! :-)

    – lorilee

  • Babcia
    Babciaalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice capture!

  • Thank you so much, Barbara!!!

    – lorilee

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