The Blue Jay Standoff

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Yves Langlois

Looks to me that the bullied one finaly moved in to the suet and the other one had no choice than retreat with a lot of noise. Lighted Colour of the background make it a very nice shot. This is the way of the jays and it is always a delight to check them all the winter. Thanks for the shot Heather.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves. I guess it's one of the rewards of putting out feeders and getting a good view of the action at times. The jays are always entertaining to watch.. never a dull moment with these birds :)


O you got a good one there allwas looking for food the paty starts if you get 5 or more

Debra Plett

Great action shots Heather. The Jay holding on to the rim looks like he had been startled and then got vocal about the intrusion. Really nice focus on the Jays and a very nice soft background.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra. Yes that jay was just minding its business at the feeder when the other fellow swooped in and took over. I was photographing it when all of a sudden things got more interesting :)


A Very nices On You have some good shots Heather

Heather Mellon

Thank you Jeff. My camera loves the jays and they're always fun to photograph.


ya thay are the blue and white are so good

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: 135
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 4.8

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