Blue Jay perched on a tree branch in my backyard

Since the leaves have started falling from the trees, I've had a better view of the bird activity in the forest behind my house. The other day, I was looking out my dinning room window and I saw a blue jay flying from tree to tree. I quickly grabbed my camera and the blue jay perched itself long enough for me to snap a couple of quick photographs of it. 

A blue jay sits perched on a tree branch in my backyard
A blue jay sits perched on a tree branch in my backyard.

In addition to this blue jay, I was able to capture photographs of a juvenile red tailed hawk last week. Thanks to the lack of leaves on the trees, I had a clear view of the hawk.

Photograph taken on October 18, 2021, near Syracuse, New York.


  1. Beautiful capture especially with the red leaves on the tree and the lovely bokeh.

    1. Thanks a lot, Shelly! I haven't done a lot of bird photography before, but the forest behind my house is providing me with some practice.


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