"Bluejay’s are some of the smartest birds in the world." 

- Karen Bannon 

A Bluejay

Bluejay’s are some of the smartest birds in the world. They can even recognize themselves in a mirror.

As a photographer, I have always been fascinated by birds and their intricate beauty. One particular bird that caught my attention is the Bluejay, which I recently had the pleasure of capturing in my backyard.

Bluejays are not only stunning in appearance, but they are also incredibly intelligent birds. It amazes me that they are able to recognize themselves in a mirror and have such remarkable memories, remembering the location of thousands of individual seeds they have hidden.

When I saw the Bluejay in my backyard, I was struck by its vibrant blue and white feathers, and the distinctive crest on its head. I knew I had to capture its beauty and uniqueness on camera.

In my photographs, I aimed to showcase the intricate patterns and colors of the Bluejay's feathers. I also wanted to capture its curious and intelligent expression, which adds to its charm and personality.

Through my photography, I hope to encourage others to appreciate and protect the natural world, including the incredible diversity of bird species. In a world where many species are threatened, it is important that we continue to admire and safeguard these remarkable creatures.

The Bluejay, in particular, is a fascinating subject for photographers and birdwatchers alike, and I am grateful for the opportunity to capture its beauty through my lens.

Fun Fact

Did you know that blue jays are not actually blue? Their feathers contain no blue pigment, but instead, their coloration is a result of light scattering through the structure of their feathers. This means that their color can appear different depending on the angle and intensity of the light hitting their feathers. So, the next time you see a blue jay, remember that their blue color is actually an optical illusion!

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