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Bird Watching

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 17 January 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

After several days of very cold and windy weather, the sun finally came out and so did the birds, especially the noisy, bold and aggressiveblue jays.

The Blue Jay can be beneficial to other bird species, as it may chase predatory birds, such as hawks and owls, and will scream if it sees a predator within its territory. It has also been known to sound an alarm call when hawks or other dangers are near, and smaller birds often recognize this call and hide themselves away accordingly.

*Through a window

NIKON D5000 1/500 second F/5.3 ISO 320 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Jay is a beautiful bird. Many people do not like the sound, which is very far from easy.

17 Jan 2014 5:04am

Rui Ting Au Yeung from flushing, United States

beautiful. blue jay seem to be a noisy but helpful birds. security alarm of the birds world

17 Jan 2014 5:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel bel oiseua avec son pelage gris-bleu sueprbe compo

17 Jan 2014 6:16am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Un poco de comida, una fantástica idea para atraer la atención de los animales.

17 Jan 2014 6:24am

Batisse from Ambert, France

Very nice shot.

17 Jan 2014 6:35am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Sweet shot. where are the grapes?

17 Jan 2014 7:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture and very very informative narration....What fantastic birds they are!
The Indian peacocks and monkeys do the same when they see a prowling tiger to warn deers!

17 Jan 2014 8:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely capture Barbara and interesting info too

17 Jan 2014 10:10am

Roléro-T from loverval, Belgium

Beautiful photo.

17 Jan 2014 10:20am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A good picture. A special touch: the corn on the floor...!

17 Jan 2014 11:39am

michel creze from le havre, France

Beautiful catch !!!! thank you for sharing this bird does not exist in europe!!

17 Jan 2014 12:05pm

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Beautiful captured this nice bird !

17 Jan 2014 12:06pm

jean pierre from paris, France

un bel oiseau bien mis en valeur avec une "assiette" bien pleine!! amitiés

17 Jan 2014 1:45pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

DE toute beauté...
Ferait-il le difficile avec un tel choix de nourriture !... :))))

17 Jan 2014 1:59pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Examining the bounty of the feast! Nicely captured Barbara! ;-)

17 Jan 2014 2:37pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Blue jay is one of my favorite bird. I love its colors

17 Jan 2014 3:40pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

very beautiful! they are rascal, tho :)

17 Jan 2014 3:41pm

Marie-France from Angers, France

Il est superbe cet oiseau... j'aime !

17 Jan 2014 4:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! They have such personalities. I love watching their antics! Beautiful color and light. What a perfect place to put the seed!

17 Jan 2014 5:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love this close up! The light is lovely too.

17 Jan 2014 5:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, foucs, colors & lighting!

17 Jan 2014 6:46pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belle prise ! Superbe !

17 Jan 2014 8:51pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful blue bird in this lovely closeup portrait. Very nice isolation.

17 Jan 2014 11:08pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Putting your 'stump' to work ... and a great shot!

18 Jan 2014 2:56am

@Judy aka L@dybug: :-) It has been very useful. Thanks.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I think the bird is definitely keeping an eye on you.

18 Jan 2014 6:15am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressants bleus

18 Jan 2014 4:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait of this handsome fellow.

18 Jan 2014 5:57pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Beautiful capture! And appreciate the explanations. Blue Jays are the neighborhood alarm button.

18 Jan 2014 6:48pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Afghanistan

Such a lovely bird..lovely capture and info..actually for me the sparrow is one mean bird when it come to territory or safety..i saw one attacking falcons,,can you believe that...

21 Jan 2014 8:25am

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Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

1/500 second
ISO 320
247 mm (35mm equiv.)