What is it...?

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Dont often get bird in our garden....

    Only bloody squarking Sea Gulls...:Sad:

    So it was nice to see this thing here this morning...:thumb:

    Taken through a window on a long range "Zoom" so not too clear..

    About the same size as a Dove..

    What is it... ?
     

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    It's a Jay.
     
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    Yep. Colourful creatures arent they?
     
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    It's a crow with fancy feathers on :Smile: AKA a Jay :BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks.............. I thought it may have been a "Woodpecker"....... :RollEyes:

    Massive solid looking Beak..........

    Not into all this "Horniculturer" stuff.. :Sad:
     
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    If there had been two....

    I could have said...

    Wait for it...























    JJ. had popped over to see me... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Mo...... it's a JAY:Doh:...they are a very shy bird....they quickly jump out of the tree to pick up food and back into the tree again...so not that often do you see them on a bird feeder
     
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    You Sure................... :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    its beautiful
     
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    Basically of the magpie / crow family
     
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    Certainly a jay.

    Have a look at this one:

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    Gorgeous looking bird... :thumb:

    But in fairness to me I was....

    23 footsies and 9 inches away when I took the photo... :RollEyes::Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    That's very nearly a winabagle :Eeek:

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Wonder if its a relative of the jay-walker of usa:thumb:
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Great pictures :thumb: My only views of jays have been much further away, as they've done a runner through the trees.

    By coincidence, I was looking at an article on the BBC web site about them this morning and was at a presentation last year from the same scientist mentioned in the article. Like a lot of corvids, they're smart little things
     
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    In a camp site near Porto we saw Jays in flocks of about 10 to 15, something I had never seen before or since.


    Pete:Cool:
     
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    Guess I must be fortunate. We see jays from our window every day. A welcome splash of colour.
     
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