Thursday, January 29, 2015

No Escaping the Jays

One of the main reasons for me wanting to go back out to photographing at my photoblind in the Little Lake Valley was to be able to photograph something other than Steller's Jays and chickadees. Well the Jays must have followed me because there were quite a few that came into the bird feeder. In fact they pretty much took over part of the time. It's interesting to see this change because typically you don't find large groups of Steller's Jays on the valley floor. They tend to stick to the higher terrain surrounding the valley. The other newcomer I photographed was a Eurasion Collared Dove. They entered North America into the Bahamas in the early 1970s. By the the early 1980s they were scattered across southern Florida. Recently they just reached southern Alaska! May God bless your day, chris all images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. The camera was supported by a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead.

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