Blue Jay Sunbathing

By | July 15, 2022

A Blue Jay Sunbathing, or “sunning” in my yard.

“Avian sunbathing has mystified ornithologists for decades, but some recent research is confirming an old suspicion that the behavior helps fend off lice”.

Here is a great article in reference to this: Hot, Bothered, and Parasite-free: Why Birds Sun Themselves

Blue Jay Sunbathing
Blue Jay Sunbathing

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: My Yard (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 7, 2022 (09:22 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 320 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.