Jays and a few other birds

The heavens opened today. We've had torrential rain, but luckily only after I'd been able to grab a few shots. The pick of the day was this jay seen hopping around early afternoon in light woodland along the edge of the road.

Earlier in the day I'd spotted some more little grebes (in the same place). They were more numerous today, but the light was hardly helping me.

And a small phalanx of flying geese!

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D EF and 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

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  1. gdare November 4, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    I like those geese :up:

  2. Words November 5, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Erwin, thanks!

  3. Words November 5, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Darko, of course… I hear you have a thing for Canadians 😉

  4. derWandersmann November 5, 2011 at 2:11 am #

    Grebes are cute, aren't they? We don't see many here … a few goldeneyes, last year.
    Those geese look like they mean business!

  5. gdare November 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Originally posted by Words:

    I hear you have a thing for Canadians


  6. Words November 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    dW, the little grebes are a new find for me. And yes, they are delightfully cute. Unlike the geese!

  7. SittingFox November 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    The light has been really awkward recently but it's always nice to see the jays. I've been finding quite a few up here too, but I haven't tried to get the camera on them for a while. Also hearing rumours of crossbills on campus :eyes:

  8. Words November 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Wow, you get some interesting birds there. We've had rumours of redstarts, but nothing more unusual than that yet. Crossbills would be great. And I guess you will get a lot of migrant birds heading in to the east coast.

  9. cakkleberrylane November 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Very nice indeed!

  10. Words November 14, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks Lois!

  11. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Beautiful photos