The Blue Jay Standoff

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I real lick them Ther just relaxsing to word one a nother

Yves Langlois

Great shot at the action and a good story about it. Like also the pale blue that background the scene. Each one have a special attitude. Well done.

Heather Mellon

Thank you so much Yves. You're right and I like that it allowed the focus to be on the jays and the attitudes they show here. They're very expressive birds and I enjoy photographing them a lot.

Debra Plett

So cute, almost as if he is checking the beak to see if he could steal the food back. Nicely captured fun shots Heather.

Heather Mellon

Thank you so much Debra.. I love the way that jay reacted in this shot, not angry looking as much as getting the point across to the would be bully. And as always.. fun to photograph too.

Things were getting a little feisty at the feeders when one jay thought he would just zoom in and take over the suet block. Jays can be noisy and rowdy at times but they're always entertaining to watch at the feeders.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
November 19, 2021
blue jay standoff at the suet feeder wild birds winter bird animal blue_jay
  • Focal: 116
  • Shutter speed: 0.004 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5

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