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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 11th July, 2010)

Jay Bird

Jay Bird
Taken at Haigh Hall.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon 400d 300m lens.)
Views: 4,987

Comment by: Helen on 11th July 2010 at 08:11

Lovely birds, Jays. We have three that come into our garden. They are so shy & I am amazed you got this pic Ron...a good lens helps I expect. Thanks for showing it.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 11th July 2010 at 08:56

Ron,that is beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Comment by: christineg on 11th July 2010 at 14:16

wow! what a beautiful and detailed photograph.

Comment by: Ferg on 11th July 2010 at 18:49

The amount of wildlife in our burough astounds me; we have some amazing greenery. I never knew we had Jay birds in Wigan! :)

Comment by: Linda on 11th July 2010 at 21:03

Fantastic photo, Ron

Comment by: Ken R on 12th July 2010 at 16:43

Nice shot Ron, the Blue Jays in Canada have a crest on the head like a Red Oriole.

Comment by: hughes the booze on 12th July 2010 at 20:03

Ive seen a few of these up Rivington and thought they were some sort of Kingfisher.You learn sumat every day.I have looked at every pic posted on WW,superb.Keep them cumin,thanks.

Comment by: Ellen on 13th July 2010 at 04:13

Ken R, We usually have several Blue Jays in our back yard. They are larger than this one,with crest on head and are very vocal, with a rather "hoarse" sounding cry. (we are in mid-western Ontario)

Comment by: Ian Cunliffe on 14th July 2010 at 13:39

My favourite bird - great shot!

Comment by: PollyOlly on 14th July 2010 at 18:09

Fantastic photo Ron, send it to RSPB for publication.

Comment by: upthetims on 30th August 2010 at 22:36

shot a jay in my very early teens,and when i saw what i'd done to such a beautiful creature never used an airgun again.Still regret this nearly 50 years later,fills me with disgust at myself

Comment by: Gillanna Gardner on 28th October 2012 at 13:33

I live in Wandsworth, London and a
beautiful Jay comes into my small town garden to eat the peanuts I put out for the squirrels every day - Amazing!!

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