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Blue jay

Cyanocitta cristata


This species is quite common in our area and they tend to be a bit raucous; they are good at letting other birds know when raptors have arrived. Usually, we see them alone or in a pair but this winter a crowd of about 8-9 have been visiting berry-laden trees together.


A local nature reserve

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Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Thank you, Watson5!

Watson5 a year ago

What a wonderful blast of color to brighten a winter day! The colors are so defined it looks more like a drawing than a photograph. Incredible!

Maria dB
Maria dB a year ago

Thanks for your nice comments, Brian38, SukunyaDatta, ornithoptera80 and Saturniidae27! For some reason, the jays seemed very colorful for a couple weeks and I think their color was highlighted when they perched in pines and cedars.

Saturniidae27 a year ago

Nice blue colors, with the conifer background. Beautiful shots Maria dB :)

Ornithoptera80 a year ago

That looks like the blue ocean!!!

SukanyaDatta a year ago

WoW! What brilliant colours. Brilliant shot too.

Brian38 a year ago

Beautiful capture Maria! I've been trying to get that pose, but I seem to scare them off before I can. I did upgrade my camera recently - so I'm running out of excuses.

Maria dB
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North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Dec 4, 2019
Submitted on Dec 22, 2019

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