Gray Jay

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Jamie Fitzgerald


Dawn Mehner


Birdwatching has taught me mindfulness and shown me that being still and patient is key. Whether or not I get to spot something in that period of time is not the focus but it is a bonus. I watched this Gray Jay for some time.....flitting around the trees, preening, watching me watching him.....and then right in front of me he landed on the seeder and sat, in what I would interpret as 'bird mindfulness' before nestling in to have a snack. The eye contact we had was so profound -an "eye-to-eye epiphanie" of inter-species recognition and empathy. And then....I took the picture
Taken By
Dawn Mehner
Taken On
March 3, 2023
winter birding birdwatch hungry beauty wildlife nature manitoba animal bird bird_feeder
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.01666666667 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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