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The Scrub Jay visits the birdbath

February 7, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

The pause that refreshes.IMG_4726bayliss_scrub_jay_birdbath_e_crop

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Scrub Jay after a bath

February 2, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

You can see this jay’s wet feathers. He just flew over to the platform feeder from the birdbath. Now it’s time to have a snack.IMG_6351bayliss_scrub_jay_e_crop

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Scrub Jay flying in and landing on the platform feeder

February 1, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

Catching a little blur shows some movement as the jay arrives at the feeder. Then he settles down.IMG_6233bayliss_scrub_jay_eIMG_6243bayliss_scrub_jay_e

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Scrub Jay with cracked corn

January 24, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

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Scrub Jay with peanut in orchid tree series 2

January 21, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

Here, you can see the Scrub Jay in the avocado tree at the top of the first photo, with the peanuts in the crook of the orchid tree. Then the Scrub Jay lands in the orchid tree and grabs the peanut from the crook; then the Scrub Jay has the peanut in his beak and is ready to fly off. Like a movie. IMG_1867bayliss_scrub_jay_peanut_orchid_tree_cropIMG_1898bayliss_scrub_jay_peanut_orchid_tree_e_cropIMG_1895bayliss_scrub_jay_peanut_orchid_tree_e_crop

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Scrub Jay with peanut in orchid tree series

January 20, 2014 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

This was a fun experiment. I put the peanut in the crook of the stem of the tree, and the Scrub Jay came down and picked it out of that spot. The second photo taken one second after the first, and the third photo taken four seconds after the second one.

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James Gray Gallery show 2008 with girls

October 7, 2013 in Backyard Bird Photography, Gallery and Museum Exhibits, Mathew Tekulsky, Scrub Jay by admin

IMG_4133james_gray_gallery_show_mathew_tekulsky_eThese girls are enjoying the birds at my James Gray Gallery show in 2008, as only girls do.

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Scrub Jay in orchid tree

October 7, 2013 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

IMG_7424bayliss_garden_orchid_tree_scrub_jayIn September, I photographed the Scrub Jay in the orchid tree. This is one of those images.

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Scrub Jay with almonds

July 12, 2013 in Backyard Bird Photography, Scrub Jay by admin

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