D50 Archives: Steller’s Jay


For today’s “archival” photo, I have chosen a bird that is, in my view, one of British Columbia’s most iconic species, the Steller’s Jay (en français, Geai de Steller / scientific name: Cyanocitta stelleri). The blue/black combination, especially when the lighting conditions are right, is quite simply spectacular! As can be seen in the photo below, these birds are often attracted by human food and can come quite close to us, although they are not at all as bold as their cousins the Grey Jays. Both photos were taken in May 2013, in the parking lot area of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park.



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