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May 10, 2018 05:10 |  #18361

Pondrader and any other far eastern Canadians. In a couple of weeks Poof and I will be in the Nova Scotia/Newfoundland area.
It would be real nice to image a Grey-J. Would you know if they are like our Blue-J's in activity, temperament, etc. What about the
ability to entice them in? I know Jeff gets them to eat of of his hand but we'll be traveling and wont have to time to 'make friends'
with them.


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May 10, 2018 05:48 |  #18362

EyeSpyEagle wrote in post #18622675 (external link)
Very nice Melissa. The 1st one is particularly interesting.

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18622705 (external link)
Yep, very handsome. I love the serrated edge to the bill in the first photo.

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18622790 (external link)
Melissa...beautiful close-up shots of that male gaddy. Very nicely done.

Thanks so much, guys! Glad you appreciate his beauty as well. :-)


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May 10, 2018 05:58 |  #18363

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18623034 (external link)
Pondrader and any other far eastern Canadians. In a couple of weeks Poof and I will be in the Nova Scotia/Newfoundland area.
It would be real nice to image a Grey-J. Would you know if they are like our Blue-J's in activity, temperament, etc. What about the
ability to entice them in? I know Jeff gets them to eat of of his hand but we'll be traveling and wont have to time to 'make friends'
with them.

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The Grey Jay is a territorial bird MedicineMan so you will have to find his hangout. They can always be found in the same spots and locations. They also are man's friend so if they reside in a place where people visit they are sure to come to any hand held up to the sky with any bird food Item. Of course I always take bird fruit and nuts without salt and other human additives.


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May 10, 2018 06:00 |  #18364

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18623034 (external link)
Pondrader and any other far eastern Canadians. In a couple of weeks Poof and I will be in the Nova Scotia/Newfoundland area.
It would be real nice to image a Grey-J. Would you know if they are like our Blue-J's in activity, temperament, etc. What about the
ability to entice them in? I know Jeff gets them to eat of of his hand but we'll be traveling and wont have to time to 'make friends'
with them.

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You may still be able to "make friends" with them, Robert! They are very approachable birds. Some people call them "camp robbers" because they will just come right in and steal your food while camping. They are not as plentiful here as Blue Jays though. This is the only one I've ever encountered myself. I got within about 10 feet of him. He just sat there while I snapped about 200 photos of him.  :p

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Pondrader may have some tips on how to entice them. :-) (I don't use feeders myself.)

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May 10, 2018 06:07 |  #18365

MatthewK wrote in post #18622898 (external link)
YES!!! This is amazing, perfect capture!!!

The warbler migration has been lackluster here, I'm supremely jealous :cry:

Thanks for the comment Matthew. Same here as far as the migration. Seems like it has passed us by. I pick up an occasional migrant but it's nothing like previous years.


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May 10, 2018 06:42 |  #18366

Melissa6 wrote in post #18623051 (external link)
You may still be able to "make friends" with them, Robert! They are very approachable birds. Some people call them "camp robbers" because they will just come right in and steal your food while camping. They are not as plentiful here as Blue Jays though. This is the only one I've ever encountered myself. I got within about 10 feet of him. He just sat there while I snapped about 200 photos of him.  :p

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Pondrader may have some tips on how to entice them. :-) (I don't use feeders myself.)

Mellissa, Pondrader thanks for the tips. Surely we'll be in one place for 2-3 nights; maybe St.Mary's Eco Reserve. Sure would be nice
to at least see one. OK, the camp-robber thing; we experience that with the Stellar's J out west.....seriously brave creature, even sitting at
the picnic table they'd swoop in and have at it!

Well if I get a shot 1/2 as good as yours or Jeff's I'd be quite happy.


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May 10, 2018 07:00 |  #18367

Sometimes its about crowd control around here.


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May 10, 2018 07:45 |  #18368

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Mellissa, Pondrader thanks for the tips. Surely we'll be in one place for 2-3 nights; maybe St.Mary's Eco Reserve. Sure would be nice
to at least see one. OK, the camp-robber thing; we experience that with the Stellar's J out west.....seriously brave creature, even sitting at
the picnic table they'd swoop in and have at it!

Well if I get a shot 1/2 as good as yours or Jeff's I'd be quite happy.

One thing MedicineMan... Grey jays are as addictive as any drug on earth.. be careful what you wish for.;-)a


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May 10, 2018 08:04 |  #18369

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May 10, 2018 08:10 |  #18370

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May 10, 2018 08:39 |  #18371

MatthewK wrote in post #18622898 (external link)
YES!!! This is amazing, perfect capture!!!

Same goes for these, very well done Warblers.

The warbler migration has been lackluster here, I'm supremely jealous :cry:


Kind words, Matt. Thank you. :)


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May 10, 2018 09:06 |  #18372

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May 10, 2018 10:11 |  #18374

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