Photography of Birds – Set # 81

Set # 81


Blue Jay


Blue Jay

Blue Jay


They have a pronounced crest on the head, a crown of feathers, which may be raised or lowered according to the bird’s mood. When excited or aggressive, the crest will be fully raised. When frightened, the crest bristles outwards, brushlike. When the bird is feeding among other jays or resting, the crest is flattened on the head.
Its plumage is lavender-blue to mid-blue in the crest, back, wings, and tail, and its face is white. The underside is off-white and the neck is collared with black which extends to the sides of the head.

European Starling


European Starling

European Starling


Large flocks typical of this species can be beneficial to agriculture by controlling invertebrate pests; however, starlings can also be pests themselves when they feed on fruit and sprouting crops. Common starlings may also be a nuisance through the noise and mess caused by their large urban roosts. Introduced populations in particular have been subjected to a range of controls, including culling, but these have had limited success.

 © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

14 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 81

    • It happens very often among humans to discredit the importance of certain birds such as the variety of vultures. They have no idea, the degree of importance that those creatures serve to Ecology. Thanks, D. I’m sure you know this perfectly. 🙂

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