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  1. Planting Potatoes says:

    great shots….I know how much patience it takes to catch these guys! 🙂

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  2. Your patience really paid off! 🙂

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  3. Deb Platt says:

    I especially love that top photo… what a nice catch! I love our local jays, too, but since this one is so different he seems exotic to me.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      The Steller’s Jay is quite different from the Scrub Jays we see more of around here. They are all beautiful in their own way.

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  4. Congratulations! What a beauty. He’s looking right at you, too! That first photo is greeting-card worthy. You could print up a handful, and have birthday cards ready to go for the year. Well done!

    I too spend plenty of time either standing frozen near the feeders or fences, or running to get my camera, only to return to…nothing.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thanks! Yes, it’s frustrating when I miss a shot like that. Just this week, I missed a gorgeous coyote running by on the hill behind our house, and the next day, I missed a deer eating acorns out of an oak tree.

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      1. Wow! You see some amazing creatures from your home. I’m quite envious. I watched a squirrel this morning push his head in and out of the slats in the fence. It was so cute. Once I grabbed my camera, poof!

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  5. FeyGirl says:

    I’ve never seen these guys! What a lovely portrait. 🙂

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  6. Fantastic, I have been trying to one of these guys for a long time. They visit my deck often, but won’t sit for a portrait.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Really, I’ve been trying to catch a photo of this one for months. So skittish! I finally got some shots by leaving the back door open and took photos from inside the house. 🙂

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  7. Reblogged this on Diary of Dennis and commented:
    I found this Photo of a very beautiful black and blue Bird on Nature Mom´s Blog. It´s a Steller’s Jay. The Bird is very beautiful and I do like the colors of the Feathers. She found the Bird in her Backyard and she tried to take a Photo for months. She finally had success. 🙂 Please visit her Blog if you are Nature interested.

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  8. Alex Jones says:

    It is a beauty. good capture.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thanks, Alex. It’s a fun bird!

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  9. oceannah says:

    great shot! congrats on finally catching it.

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thanks! It’s a funny thing. These birds are so bold when I see them out camping, yet so skittish and shy in my yard.

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      1. oceannah says:

        I’m guessing that is because when you are out camping you’re in their ‘hood’ when they approach a feeder I suspect they are very aware they are in your ‘hood’ 😉
        Tis a beautiful bird.

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        1. A Nature Mom says:

          You’re probably right. Also, many consider these birds to be a pest, so they may be chased out of other yards. I like their sassy nature!

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  10. LuAnn says:

    You have captured this beautiful bird so wonderfully! 🙂

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Thanks, LuAnn. 🙂

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  11. Beautiful bird. I really love that photo. I like the blue feathers 🙂 Great shot!

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    1. A Nature Mom says:

      I like the blue feathers, too. Thanks! 🙂

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      1. I like that one so much that I would like to reblog this blogpost. Am I allowed to do so? It will give you a backlink 🙂 THe reblog would fit to one of my animal categorys. If you tell me that you are ok with it, then I will press it on my blog 🙂

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        1. A Nature Mom says:

          You’re welcome to reblog anything. 🙂

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          1. Cool thank you 🙂

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