The photograph of this Blue Jay in a Tree was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn New York. The black bridle across the face, nape, and throat varies extensively and may help Blue Jays recognize one another.
Blue Jay in Snow
The picture of this Blue Jay in Snow was taken at the New York Botanical Garden. The picture of this Blue Jay in Snow was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. One of the favorite things is to take pictures of birds in the snow.
To hear the song of the Blue Jay, click on the arrow below.
Blue Jay with Nesting Materials
Both members of the Blue Jay pair gather material and incorporate into nest, but males appear to do more of the former, and females more of the latter. The outer shell is composed primarily of strong, fresh twigs, sometimes thorny species, but also may include dead twigs. Twigs used in outer shell of the nest is usually taken from live trees, often with great struggle. Size of twigs decreases toward nest cup. The cup usually is lined with tough rootlets; sometimes lined with wet, partially decomposed leaves and mud is often incorporated in nest
I took this picture in the ramble in the Central Park Ramble
The picture of this Blue Jay was taken at the New York Botanical Gardens. The picture of this Blue Jay was taken with the Canon EOS 5D mark III with the Canon 100-400 mm lens.