Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frosty Blue Jay

This morning it was very cold and there was hoarfrost everywhere. I went for a short walk around the neighbourhood and found a big group of about 10 Blue Jays , all being very vocal.
The same area had 2 Yellow-shafted Northern Flickers , a few House Finch, a Hairy Woodpecker and 4 Black-billed Magpies.

Here's one of the Blue Jays :

18 comments:

BirdingMaine said...

Beautiful Nick!

The hoar frost gives the image a chill.

Shellmo said...

I think he puffed up his beautiful chest cuz he knew you were going to take a photo of him! :)

Kelly said...

...beautiful...the sky-blue crest and the frosty branches are eye catching.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. I only wish I could have recorded the sounds all the Blue Jays were making .
I've heard them many times before, but this was incredible, like a really loud conversation...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shot.
Blessings,Ruth

Jayne said...

How beautiful, that tuft of blue in the frost.

NCmountainwoman said...

I think they were all shouting about the hoar frost and their cold feet. Nice photograph.

Naturegirl said...

Stunning images of our feathered friends on this blog! I've never met a jay that is silent! LOL

Nick S said...

Many thanks everyone. The Blue Jay wasn't the shot I'd envisioned, but I put in on here anyway :-)

John Theberge said...

I get bluejays at my feeder every day but the y don't come around while I'm out there photographing. I'm going to have to set up a blind so I can get some shots of the shyer and more cautious birds.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Lovely!

Tina said...

What a delightful picture! He seems to be checking you out..giving you his best side, maybe!!

Willard said...

A stunning shot. I love the atmosphere that the hoar frost gives to the photograph.

holdingmoments said...

Great shot Nick.
Certainly looks cold.

It's Time to Live... said...

Great Images! Keep it up

Nick S said...

Many thanks everyone.

T and S said...

Beautiful image. The bird blends into the background and if not for its blue feathers it would be difficult to spot.

Rocky M said...

Beautiful..a one of a kind shot my friend!