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Rare image of the Scrub Jay drinking at the oriole feeder

May 8, 2017 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay, The Art of Backyard Bird Photography by admin

I saw this today and was lucky to capture the image. Rarely if ever have I seen this. Let’s see if he keeps coming back to the sugar water at the feeder.

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Scrub Jay looking for peanuts at birdbath

May 3, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

I played a little game that day.
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Scrub Jay with Hooded Oriole nest tree in background

April 26, 2015 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

This is my old pole. I have a new one, but it won’t show the character of the old one. What to do?IMG_3172bayliss_scrub_jay_pole_e_raw_crop

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A little tale

November 10, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Publications, Scrub Jay by admin

The story of the Scrub Jay and the book.

1. Oh boy, look at those peanuts. IMG_2649bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_jumping_e_crop2. Hey, wait a minute. Is that me up there on that book?IMG_2652bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_e_raw_crop3. But you’ve got an acorn in your beak. I have this peanut here. IMG_2699bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_e_crop4. Well, I guess it’s OK. IMG_2711bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_e_crop5. And away I go!IMG_2687bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_e_crop

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Backyard Bird Photography and Scrub Jay

June 2, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Publications, Scrub Jay by admin

Well, I thought I’d try to get a shot of the Scrub Jay next to the book, and out of 135 shots, I got these three that are the best, and maybe a few others that are OK. Those are the odds. But this is a fun shoot. IMG_2676bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_crop IMG_2678bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_jumping_crop IMG_2661bayliss_garden_backyard_-bird_photography_peanuts_scrub_jay_flying_off_crop

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Scrub Jay backstory

May 14, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

I was photographing the hummingbird and turned the camera on the jay. Had to change settings quickly. He doesn’t stick around. Photo looked too bright and I almost chucked it. Then tried working on it in Camera Raw and I saved the image. You have to check everything in this business.IMG_1331bayliss_scrub_jay_birdbath_e_raw_crop

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Scrub Jay in the tree

February 26, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

What a habitat for this guy. He gets to hang out in the coast live oak, and then eat the acorns.IMG_9435bayliss_scrub_jay_coast_live_oak_e_raw_crop

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Scrub Jay checks out the birdseed in the feeder

February 24, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Mathew Tekulsky, Scrub Jay by admin

He tilts his head to get a better look at things.IMG_8457bayliss_scrub_jay

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Portraits of the Scrub Jay

February 11, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

What a neat fellow.IMG_4566bayliss_scrub_jay_cropIMG_4590bayliss_scrub_jay_birdbath_crop