Young Bluejay

One day earlier last week before the Fourth festivities, I noticed an odd array of birds.

Sitting on the neighbor’s fence: A robin, two blue jays, and a grackle. Of course, I ran for my camera!

The grackle went through the lattice-work and flew down toward the overgrown yard.  

My focus went to the blue jays. I tried to sneak the backdoor open…and one startled and flew away.  One agreed to pose.   I realized I had a young blue jay in my camera sights. So striking! 

And then, mama came along and off they both flew high in the trees leaving only the little robin on the fence.  Not much of a week for bird watching as most of the evening skies filled with fireworks and loud booms. And I worked quite a bit before and after the holiday.

Other birds I spotted this week: lots of grackles and robins, the blue jays, cardinals, a blue heron flying over the pond at the end of the street, a mockingbird sitting in a tree on the playground at work, a random killdeer in a parking lot, and a few sparrows.

Oh, and in case you wondered, baby blue jays vocals are just as loud and possibly louder than the adult birds. Can’t miss them!

Linking this post up with The Bird Depot hosted by Anni of I’d Rather B Birdin’.

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12 thoughts on “Young Bluejay

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Funny I don’t remember ever seeing Blue jays the few times we visited Colorado although they were probably there and I was probably off looking at something else. Now I guess we’ll have to go back there so I can look for Blue jays 😉 Hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start!

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  1. Lea's Menagerie

    Great Blue Jay photos! I often hear Blue Jays, but seldom see them. The ones here are very camera-shy.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog. The trick to photographing Great Blue Herons is to find one that is focused on catching a fish. They sit perfectly still staring intently into the water waiting for a fish to swim within reach. Then they strike amazingly fast and fly off to eat their fresh caught meal elsewhere.
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! That’s usually how the Blue Jays around here are as well. Oh no, sounds like the trick is patience…not my strong suit. Hope you have a wonderful week as well!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I was happy they did slow down enough for me to manage taking a few shots. Hope your Monday is going well so far and you have a great week ahead!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! I do keep the camera very near the back door just in case. I should though start carrying it with me even on smaller errands around town. I spotted a Killdeer on Saturday but the cellphone wouldn’t zoom in enough to get a decent photo. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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