Fun Friday: Flying Nuts

On one of my last kayak trips of the season, I noticed Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) frequently flying overhead. Upon closer inspection, I noticed they were carrying acorns in their mouths. With winter just around the corner, they were busy stockpiling acorns for the winter:

Blue Jay with Acorn

Blue jays are noisy birds. Even with their mouths full of acorns, they still managed to “scream” as they flew past me. :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 560mm)
  • Handheld from a kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec.

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