Jay on the upper Oak in our back garden; Bristol; 6 Mar 2014.

This individual appeared in our garden carrying a monkey nut, which can be seen in the fork of the branch, to the right of the bird.

The first and second Jay photos, and more context, can be found here and here.

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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 282 – JAY

  1. bluebrightly says:

    We have several jays here in America; some, like the east coast Blue Jay, are anything but shy. I remember a German artist friend back in the early 70’s had one visit his tiny yard, in New York City – or was it the fire escape – and he was blown away by the tropical-looking colors. It was such a common sight for me while growing up, that I was delighted by his enthusiasm – but I too always loved those different shades of blue, from violet-blue to blue-green. Yours is more subtly elegant.
    This shot (and the other two, too) show that characteristic jay intelligence, and touch of beautiful blue. I’d love to have a jay stop by and hang out for a bit too, although the Pacific northwest version has a call that would probably hurt my ears. I bet your does, too.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, their intelligence, that’s a big part of it – haha! and yes, too, their calls would hurt my ears – they utter loud, coarse “scurr” noises, which I always liken to swearing. Although brightly coloured, they are shy and retiring birds, usually in tree canopies – but their loud and distinctive calls give them away at once!


  2. paula graham says:

    Stunningly beautiful, clever, shy and much maligned bird.


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