Above: Siberian Jay, Engerdal,
This bird was in a family group that were occupied with raiding
Brambling nests - they were incredibly active and being mobbed
constantly by Brambling
passerines. This bird stopped for a short time and was so close it was
difficult to fit the whole bird in the frame!
Siberian Jay with
what is probably
a young Willow Warbler, Kvisleflået, Engerdal,
Jay are a target
species for many birders visiting Norway. Once in the right
they are not hard to find and will often find you first. They are
naturally inquisitive and not shy at all - making them an ideal subject
for photography. During my visits to this area photography has not been
a priority so I did little other than take some record shots.
Vegetation getting in the way was the biggest problem!
They are obviously very resourceful and omniverous - taking anything
that is available including young birds - in the above photo the bird
was taken in flight and consumed within a very short space of time.
Siberian Jay, Kvisleflået, Engerdal,
One of the golden rules of bird photography is adhered to here - if the
bird is posing well and in focus there will be a twig in the way!
Sometimes the background is an interesting as the bird!