The Blue Jay

March 16, 2010

Today was a bad day for Julius Caesar (though my blog will show 16th March …India’s only the ides of March here still)…but it was a nice day for me!

I was told that I might see Barred Owls in the area of Forest Park where there are a stand of conifers on Skinker…so that’s where I went today…of course, no sign of the owls, but since I do love the


I took some photos of them….I am glad I saw several of them, as I was told that a mosquito-borne infection had almost wiped them out some time ago.

Here’s a male , near the tree-trunk:

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I also took a long shot of the bird in the tree: jay in tree long shot 150310 And one of the female: blue jay female 150310 I quickly shot this DOWNY WOODPECKER before he flew off: downy wp 150310 and the COMMON GRACKLES have started coming back, though they've not got their bright colours yet: grackle 150310 (also I was shooting against the sky! Whoever named these birds with such a harsh name, I wonder!)

One Blue Jay was eating his lunch a little later:

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I’m very happy with the common birds..they’re quite colourful enough for me!

Some of the other things I saw on my walk, up next…