On July 7, 2023, I had the special opportunity to observe and photograph a young Blue Jay up close. As a wildlife photographer, I’m always thrilled when I get to witness intimate moments in the lives of wild birds. This particular Blue Jay juvenile landed on my backyard bird feeder, presenting the perfect chance for a close encounter.

Close Encounter with a Young Blue Jay

Close Encounter with a Young Blue Jay

Today’s Focus: The Young Blue Jay:
In today’s blog post, I shine the spotlight on a young Blue Jay fledgling that has become a regular guest at my bird feeder. This curious and vibrant bird has captivated me with its presence, and I’m thrilled to share a closeup photograph that captures its youthful charm.

Blog Post: “A Glimpse into the World of Blue Jay Fledglings”:
If you’re eager to learn more about the intriguing life of Blue Jay fledglings, I highly recommend reading my blog post titled “A Glimpse into the World of Blue Jay Fledglings.” In this insightful piece, I delve into the behaviors, habits, and unique characteristics of these fledglings. It’s a fascinating journey into their world that is sure to deepen your appreciation for these avian wonders.

Encounters like this remind me of the privilege I have to glimpse special moments in nature through photography. I feel honored that this young Blue Jay allowed me to observe it up close during such an important stage in its development. Every day in the natural world presents new wonders if you take the time to notice.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve had any memorable experiences with Blue Jays! And stay tuned for more backyard bird stories.

Steve Creek
Wildlife Photographer

Equipment Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: Canon RF 800 mm F11

Technical Details:

  • Location:Lavaca, Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: July 7, 2023 (09:13 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • Exp. Comp.: +0.3
  • Focal Length: 800 mm