Sunday, 2 February 2014

Juvenile Jays




 



 



 



 



 



 



 
These juvenile Jays were about two and a half months old when they came to feed in my garden last year. The adult female lays 3-10 eggs, incubates alone during 16-19 days, then the chicks are fed by both parents. They fledge 19-23 days after hatching, and depend on their parents during 7-8 weeks before parents chase them away. The parents brought the juveniles to my garden, which enabled me to get these shots before they moved on.

59 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

Hello dear Sonija! What a beautiful jays!
I love the blues of the plumage and the blue reflection in the eye.
Enchanting! Good Sunday, hugs, Rita.

Marijke Verdonk said...

It's a beautiful bird. It visits my garden too. But never get the chance to photograph it so close-up like you did. My compliments.
Have a wonderful sunday.

Lasse said...

The jays are very beautiful. Good catch!

Noushka said...

Great to see those young jays!
They are extremely wild around here and don't ever come to my feeders! :(
Can't wait for spring now!
A great post, Sonjia!
Keep well!

Ela said...

Beautiful pictures of the bird.
I know this lovely bird. She often visits my garden.
Have a nice Sunday :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, they are so cute! curious and slightly unaware of what to do. :)

karmnik54 said...

Piękna:) U mnie też się pojawiły:)

Maria said...

Sonjia; these are incredibly sharp images; the detail is amazing; I picture myself getting one of these Sony's at some point and now more than ever because they've increased optical zoom ranges in the newer models which make them great for wildlife. I love the blues that Jays have but even more, their uninhibited and cunning character.

chusa said...

Qué maravilla!. Kisses from Venice

Adam said...

he looks like a very curious bird

Giga said...

Uwielbiam te ptaki, są śliczne. Zdjęcia też mu zrobiłaś wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
I love these birds, they are beautiful. Photos also he did great. Yours.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Hi Sonija, beautiful jay bird pictures! You do a great job taking pictures. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving your nice comments! :-)

I enjoyed visiting your site.

Michael

http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/raccoons-bring-one-bring-all/

M said...

Very nice pictures of the Jay. One of the best gift you can have. Lucky you.
Best regards and I wish you a good week with a lot of photographing.
Monica

Linda said...

How gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Russell Jenkins said...

Lucky you! What a beautiful visitor to your garden and you got wonderful pictures of it too.

Geo. said...

Your photos are sheer excellence! You display incomparable beauty incomparably well. I shall follow this site and learn here.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Oh wow, Sonjia, what a gorgeous pictures. You are so lucky to have them in your garden. It's a beautiful bird. Compliment for the sharpness of your pictures. You have done very well. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli

Good morning Rita!:)

I also think that little touch of blue on the wings is most attractive, and ofcourse the blue eyes.I was thrilled to see the younsters, because it meant the adults felt my garden is a safe place to bring them.

Breathtaking said...

Marijke Verdonk

Hello Marijke!:)

Well, I wouldn't be able to photograph them so closely if I didn't have a hide.It's the only way to get close-ups.

Enjoy your week!:)

Breathtaking said...

Lasse

I am so pleased that every year these beautiful birds visit my garden.

Thank you for your, visit!:)

Breathtaking said...

Noushka

Good morning Eileen!:)

It has taken years for these birds to come to the feeders. We have lived for 50 years surrounded by woodlands, and it's only in the last half dozen years that they ventured into the garden and eventually to the feeders. I think their love of peanuts eventually won them over.:)

Breathtaking said...

Ela
This is my husband's favourite bird. He fills the feeders with peanuts every evening, thinking of them!:)

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl

That's it in a nutshell Theresa!:)

There is something so vulnerable about their expressions.

Breathtaking said...

Karmnik54

They are beautiful birds.If The translation is correct, you also see them where you are, thats great!

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria!:)They can be bullies with the other birds, and hog the feeders, but I forgive them because they are so beautiful.

You have a very good camera Maria, and you already take excellent pictures.:)

Breathtaking said...

chusa

So pleased you like these shots.

Thank you for your visit.:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam

Hi Adam!:)

Everything was so new for these little ones.

Breathtaking said...

Giga

Thank you Giga!:) They are, very beautiful and smart birds.

Breathtaking said...

michaelswoodcraft

Thank you Michael!:)Nice to see you here!
Have a good week!

Breathtaking said...

M
It's a joy to see them at the feeders. I am very lucky to be able to watch and study these beautiful birds.

Enjoy your week Monica!:)

Breathtaking said...

Linda

They are so cute, gorgeous, just as you say Linda.

Will be over to see you soon!:)

Breathtaking said...

Russell Jenkins

Thank you Russell!:) I am indeed very fortunate that these beautiful birds visit my garden every year.

Breathtaking said...

Joke ( Jokes Camera )
Thank you Joke!:) Yes indeed! I am very lucky to see these beautiful birds in my garden.I was also pleased to see the outcome of these photos.

Have a good week. I am envious of your good weather. Here it never stops raining.:(

Breathtaking said...

Geo

Hello Geo!:) Welcome to my blog!:)

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I will be over to see your blog very soon.

Stuart Price said...

Wow, it must have been close.......

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belo pássaro....
Cumprimentos

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

Great shots of this pretty bird. Your lens through your skillful hands had captured every detail.

Gail Dixon said...

These are beautiful shots! I don't think I've ever seen a juvenile jay. The markings on the wing feathers is so interesting. Nice focus on the eye. Wow.

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price

Hi! Yes it was,...I would say only 3 or 4 metros away

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos (Chana)
Obrigado Chana:)Obrigado para a sua o visita.

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsieXie

Thank you Elsie!:) I was pleased with the result, (for a change):)

Breathtaking said...

Gail Dixon

Thank you Gail!:)The colour of their eyes is very beautiful as it matches the blue of the wing feathers.I'm glad it shows.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful juvenile Jays, I love your photography.

S. Etole said...

These are terrific. I haven't seen any blue jays here this winter.

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia, gracias por mostrarnos esta serie de fotos de los Juvenile Jays. Yo estoy segura que los polluelos disfrutaron mucho en tu jardín :)
A big hug! Sonia.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

Sharp-eyed and with an angry look on its face,seeming to be vary cautios about the ground it treads on...and a lovely bird too.

Keen sense of opportunity, great shots!

Have a good week-end!
Vitor

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Awesome!!! great shots muy friend.. Cheers!!!..

Swati Singh said...

Beautiful bird!!

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob! I was pleased with these shots.

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole
Thank you Susan!:) Luckily I see them every year from March onwards.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar

You are very welcome Sonia. The Jays love peanuts, and wallnuts, which i mix with bread, cake, and seeds.

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories

Hi Vitor!

Thank you Vitor!:)Watching and waiting is part of the fun.
There is one photo where a Jay looks angry, the others look slightly confused, and unsure of themselves. I felt sorry for them, as their parents left them in my garden to fend for themselves, and would not allow them back in the nest.
I will visit you soon. Enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella

Thank you Ana!:) I was quite pleased with these shots.

Have a good weekend.
Cheers1

Breathtaking said...

Swati Singh

Hello! It is a beautiful bird.

Thank you for your comment!

Linda R said...

WOW! Such a happy looking little fella. Thanks for sharing him with us. Awesome photos.

Hugs~

Breathtaking said...

Linda

Thank you Linda!:) Such a young and inexperienced little fellow too!

Hugs right back to you.:)

Linda said...

Wonderful! What a privilege to have the youngsters visit!

Breathtaking said...

Linda

Yes indeed Linda! A privilege I hope will be repeated again this year.

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