A noisy Blue Jay from Cataraqui Creek

For general testing of the newly cleaned Vivitar Series 1 70 – 210mm I went to the Little Cataraqui Creek conservation area. This visit was for the purpose of testing, and also to feed the Chickadees…

mainly the chickadees. Here is one of them sitting still for more than half a second.

Although the day was sunny, by the time I got to the conservation area it was mid to late afternoon and the sun was working its way lower and lower casting shadows everywhere.

It made shooting fairly difficult and out of about 150 shots, there are only a handful of sharp ones. After feeding a mob of Chickadees for about 15 minutes, I saw a flash of blue jump between the branches. A blue Jay, initially cautious of me, every time I pointed the camera, or hit the shutter it  quickly retreated. Eventually it came out and took some seeds and watched me quietly from the branches.

After a while it flew away not to be seen again… at least not for about 5 minutes when it could be heard squawking loudly… what was it so mad at?

More pictures to follow….

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