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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 10 months ago

Thank you, Watson5!

Watson5 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

Ornithoptera80 10 months ago

That looks like the blue ocean!!!

SukanyaDatta 10 months ago

WoW! What brilliant colours. Brilliant shot too.

Brian38 10 months 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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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

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

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