18 November 2013

Blue Jay in a Maple Tree


A group of Blue jays are making so much noise squawking about who knows what as they fly back and forth in a maple tree, I have to stop to take pictures. I think because they are looking away from the camera most of the time, there might be a bird feeder in the back of the house below. Only one bird is caught on film because others flew away too quickly.

Note, taking photos looking up after a while can throw one off balance while zooming here and there trying to get the best shot.

Update 19 November 2013

 Yesterday a hawk is on the ground not far from the maple tree where I heard the blue jays making a racket (lots of noise).  Alas, the white trail above the tree shadow going uphill are bird feathers. The hawk flew away with a skeletal carcass in his talons. I hid behind a tree to take a closer photo before the diner took flight. The cycle of life goes on.

4 comments:

  1. we're been spotting blue jays too..

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    1. Hi Hena,
      This year the blue jays seem to be staying close to the city core.Maybe because its warmer there or bird feeders. :)

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  2. Dear Maywyn - I think you did a great job. Birds are so hard to capture because they fly so quickly away. Hope you stayed safe during the bad storms. Take care and have a great week.

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    I hope you and yours were safe there.
    I slept through it when the storms came through Vermont.

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