Blue Jays were out in force on this morning after heavy rains the previous night. The Blue Jay’s cautious nature, combined with the generally poor light conditions resulting from the overcast weather, made it a challenge to get close enough for photographs.

There were a lot Blue Jays out and about on this gray October morning. This particular individual was making quite a racket as we approached.
When we got a little to close for comfort, the Blue Jay bolted.
A Blue Jay flying across a gray sky.
The Blue Jay continued to call out even as he flew through the air.

Observation Details

County Denton
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City Carrollton
Date Oct 9, 2011
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Flying
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Blue Jay Observation Location