Those Blue Days of Winter

Today’s post features a common bird, but one that is primarily seen in winter. The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is one of our most colorful birds, and one that is quite loud as it often is heard squawking at a feverish pitch. And more than once in my lifetime, I’ve been “dive bombed” by one […]

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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 jays are noisy birds. Even with their mouths full […]

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Blue Jay

A few weeks ago, I visited my friends’, Pete & Ginny, to photograph some Red-tailed Hawks nesting on their property. While I was there, I also photographed this handsome Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) that flew into a nearby tree and sat watching me:       I just love it when a beautiful bird flies […]

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