Photo of the Day: Blue Jay

by John Briggs on February 11, 2011

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Maine Birds, Photo of the Day

Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata

This Blue Jay was keeping watch as other members of its family raided the feeders early Thursday morning. Once everyone had their fill, the sentry flew down and picked through the left-over peanut halves. Once his beak was stuffed to the point of bursting, he flew off to an unseen quiet spot to enjoy his bounty.

The following photo was taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click the photo below for a full-sized view.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Happy birding!

 

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