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Posted: 4/21/2016 11:07:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 11:10:20 PM EDT by 70satvert]
I set up my potato in a tripod and took video. Here are a few stills from the video.






Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:09:31 PM EDT



Smart and conniving. A nice looking bird until you have to live with them.



Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:10:42 PM EDT
Really nice pics.

I guess except for a little bit of posturing they're not that territorial?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:10:44 PM EDT
Nice pics . What state
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:11:17 PM EDT
That is awesome. Box a few up and ship em over here.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:11:35 PM EDT
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Smart and conniving. A nice looking bird until you have to live with them.



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The Crow family (crows, ravens, jays, magpies) is by far the smartest group of birds in Nature.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:11:37 PM EDT
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Smart and conniving. A nice looking bird until you have to live with them.

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They are loud bastards with an extensive vocabulary.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:11:55 PM EDT
Really cool...
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:13:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:
That is awesome. Box a few up and ship em over here.
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I'd love to see what you could capture. These birds are tricky. I've tried snapping pics with my iPhone but they take off when they spot you. This was the next best solution.

I'm currently in CO.

They aren't territorial as far as I can tell. I've seen as many as six in one tree at a time, with more in adjacent trees. They're pretty fascinating.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:14:15 PM EDT
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I'd love to see what you could capture. These birds are tricky. I've tried snapping pics with my iPhone but they take off when they spot you. This was the next best solution.

I'm currently in CO.

They aren't territorial as far as I can tell. I've seen as many as six in one tree at a time, with more in adjacent trees. They're pretty fascinating.
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Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Originally Posted By Zack3g:
That is awesome. Box a few up and ship em over here.


I'd love to see what you could capture. These birds are tricky. I've tried snapping pics with my iPhone but they take off when they spot you. This was the next best solution.

I'm currently in CO.

They aren't territorial as far as I can tell. I've seen as many as six in one tree at a time, with more in adjacent trees. They're pretty fascinating.

Are they hybrids?

We have some here.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:14:27 PM EDT
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No shit. My last house kept having issues with roof leaks in one area. I had to keep reapplying that black caulk-like stuff around the areas in which it seemed to be disappearing. I noticed these little grooves in the leftover sealant... And remembered that I frequently woke up to "hopping" sounds from over my head. Borrowed a buddies game came and the fucking Stellar Jays were stealing my roof sealant! No idea what they were doing with it. Put a top coat of clear epoxy over the next application and that seemed to stop it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:16:11 PM EDT
Nice pics.

Around here those things are the most 'militant' birds in the area.
Nice to look at, but I don't like them around....
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:17:39 PM EDT
It's really cool when they make a certain noise that sounds like the Predators clicking type sound. It's bizarre.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:18:52 PM EDT
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They are loud bastards with an extensive vocabulary.
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Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Originally Posted By palacial:

Smart and conniving. A nice looking bird until you have to live with them.




They are loud bastards with an extensive vocabulary.


They are indeed...Mark Twain remarked on that in Roughing It, a story called 'What Stumped The Bluejay"

Story

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:24:37 PM EDT
Very cool! We get them here in WA all the time but I rarely see the white coloring on the head. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:25:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pants223:
Very cool! We get them here in WA all the time but I rarely see the white coloring on the head. Thanks for sharing.
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Could be Blue Jay hybrids.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:25:55 PM EDT
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They are indeed...Mark Twain remarked on that in Roughing It, a story called 'What Stumped The Bluejay"

Story

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Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Originally Posted By palacial:

Smart and conniving. A nice looking bird until you have to live with them.




They are loud bastards with an extensive vocabulary.


They are indeed...Mark Twain remarked on that in Roughing It, a story called 'What Stumped The Bluejay"

Story



Liked the story thanks for the link
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:33:57 PM EDT
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Could be Blue Jay hybrids.
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Originally Posted By Pants223:
Very cool! We get them here in WA all the time but I rarely see the white coloring on the head. Thanks for sharing.

Could be Blue Jay hybrids.

That's what I was wondering, here in CO they have solid black heads with blue bodies.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Stellers_Jay/id

Hmm, that site says the ones with white lines over the eyes is a Rocky Mountain form. I don't think I've ever seen that.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:34:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Darrellbear:

That's what I was wondering, here in CO they have solid black heads with blue bodies.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Stellers_Jay/id
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Originally Posted By Pants223:
Very cool! We get them here in WA all the time but I rarely see the white coloring on the head. Thanks for sharing.

Could be Blue Jay hybrids.

That's what I was wondering, here in CO they have solid black heads with blue bodies.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Stellers_Jay/id


Not in Grand County.

ETA: In my copy of Birds of Colorado by Stan Tekiela, his example is identical to the ones pictured.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 11:51:00 PM EDT
Cool pics!
We have Stellar Jays in the CA sierras, I used to have them all around my house when I lived in the foothills of the sierras!

Yes they can be a PITA, but the wood peckers were far worse!


Where I live now we just have blue jays! Though they can be entertaining as well!
Link Posted: 4/22/2016 9:18:25 AM EDT
Day bump
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