Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Florida Scrub Jay

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing my lifer #448..the Florida Scrub Jay..

The Florida Scrub Jay was on my list of want to see birds while visiting Florida. I read that there is a nesting pair of Florida Scrub Jays near rangers station and not far from the visitor center. This was one of my must see stops while visiting the wildlife refuge..


He or she posed nicely for me, these two shots look the same..This bird is restricted to the oak-scrub community of Florida. The habitat is threatened with development and this Florida Scrub Jay is listed as threatened in the endangered species act.

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So, I was pleased to see the Florida Scrub Jay in various spots during my Florida travels.. I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

67 comments:

  1. It's a lovely bird! So sad that it's threatened. Have a great week, Eileen.

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  2. It is always great when you see a new bird. You cetainy had a great time in Florida.

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  3. Beautiful bird and would be a great pity if he had ceased to exist. I hope that people will see to it that the species does not die. Regards.

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  4. What a shame it's endangered. What's being done?...:)JP

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  5. Ah, once again, Man stomps on another species. What a shame. Glad YOU got to see them. Most never will. Hope you had a lovely Easter. We had snow. Again.
    :(

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  6. I always admire folks who have the patience to take bird photos. That's sure is not me! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. I really enjoyed your photos!

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  8. You really had fun there :)
    Love the third one!
    Have a beautiful day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  9. I've seen a darker variety around abouts Tampa...but not one of these beauties. Hum?

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  10. How exciting to find what you hoped to see on your trip! The little creature is beautiful, but again, how sad that its space is disappearing in favor of more and more sprawl for greedy people. Your photos are always exceptional, but this time I love the one of the little jay amid the full green foliage. Wish people would just let those birds have their space so they could thrive in peace to the delight of those like you who respect them.

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  11. yay Jays!
    nice shots of the scrub jay eileen!!

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  12. now I am wondering if we have any of these in our area, i have never seen one. we have the regular old blue jays but not this guy. will have to research and see if we get them here. they might be in some of the bird preserves.

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  13. Hello Eileen!!
    Beautiful birds!I have never seen before!Lucky you saw them!Great shots!
    Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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  14. Florida Scrub Jay is quite handsome . . .
    Enjoyed seeing the Forsysthia in bloom too . . .

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  15. congrats! awesome sighting and awesome shots! what a beauty!

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  16. Congrats to you for spotting this rare bird, Eileen.
    ~

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  17. Hi Eileen,
    fantastic photos of this very special bird. So beautiful in the sunshine.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  18. They look very similar to the scrub jays we have in the west.

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  19. Sad to hear it is threatened!

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  20. Hi Eileen,
    Wonderful to see this bird.
    Very good photographed.
    Here comes this rare.
    We call this a Klapekster, or in Latin the Lanius minor.
    I wish you a nice week.

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  21. Nice photos of the Scrub Jay. Glad you got to see a bird that was on your list.

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  22. Wonderful photos ! They are pretty ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  23. soooo exciting!! a cutie for sure, i have never spotted one!! great snaps!!!!

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  24. Wow! This is a new bird for me. Pretty fellow!

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  25. Lovely Jay, they are excellent Eileen.

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  26. These are so beautiful, the last one with delicate greenery, shows her feathers also, and how they perch on any small twig, on an angle, and look so comfortable and almost serene, what a great find for you.

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  27. Well, I recognize it as a jay but it's quite different from my more familiar blue jay. :)

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  28. Happy for you that you got to see your Florida Scrub Jay. It's a beautiful bird and you got some lovely photos of it. Have a great day Eileen :)

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  29. He is a nice looking bird and you've captured some really great photos of him.

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  30. A great set of photos. What a thrill to find a bird for your life list.

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  31. This jay is definitely a bit more scrubby than the beautiful blue jays I'm used to seeing.

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  32. He's very pretty. I've seen the Scrub Jay in Colorado and Oregon. Much the same behavior as most Jays, but always a joy to photograph.

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  33. Another newbie for me... many thanks for sharing.

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  34. Great bird sighting! So awful that it is endangered!

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  35. Interesting looking Jay..Looks taller and thinner than the usual Blue Jays..great pictures..

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  36. What a great looking bird! Nice shots! The only species of jay I've ever seen is the Blue Jay.

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  37. I wonder how many of these birds got their names?

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  38. Oh no. Another species in trouble. Looks very much like the blue jay...thank you for linking in Eileen... Michelle

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  39. nicely shown




    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  40. VERY NICE!!! CONGRATS! That is an awesome bird. Very excited that you found these birds in several areas. Beautiful! I love birding in Florida.

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  41. Great photos of the Jay. I'm glad you added another bird to your list.

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  42. Nice series! It's always a great luck to see a rarely bird.
    Have a great day

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  43. Quite a handsome bird with a rather long tail it seems. Have a great week Eileen.

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  44. How brilliant to see a bird on your life list. I do hope many more people in the future get to see it.

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  45. It's a lovely bird - I hope its habitat is preserved! I have a fondness for Jays - they are such clever birds.

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  46. It is nice to visit back your blog to see all wonderful wild life, have a nice week

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  47. Glad they don't seem as endangered as thought. Pretty bird. Hope it doesn't mind 'scrub' in its name. :-)

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  48. Many years ago I got a personal tour of the Archbold Research Centre and its Florida Scrub Jay habitat from Glen Wolfenden, one of the senior scientists involved in the research. He was a very gracious man and I will always remember his kindness. He passed away a couple of years ago.

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  49. Congratulations! What a great sighting.

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  50. Wow, your photographs are fantastic! Congratulations on seeing these very handsome birds. I was lucky to have my first sighting of two this past March. It took me three years of trying, but it was well worth the search. Such beautiful jays. I hope more people take an interest in the Scrub Jay so its habitat can be restored.

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  51. It's just great when those lifers are where they are meant to be Eileen. The Florida Scrub Jay is a nice looking bird, like a subtle Blue Jay almost?

    Enjoy the rest of your week's birding!

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  52. So pretty! Well captured in your lens. :)

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  53. You were very lucky, he's such a beauty too! You find the best birds around. I am really enjoying the view of the location too, gee I want spring to really wake up around here!

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  54. a bird well worth the effort I think :)

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  55. Hi, Glad you got to see the Florida Jay.... He is similar but different from our Jays.... Pretty bird.. Did he sound like ours????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  56. I've never heard of a Florida scrub jay. He looks a bit like the crow is black with us. His beak least it's similar. Beautiful bird and kleruen are also very beautiful.

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  57. Beautiful bird pictures!
    He looks a bit like an old teacher ;-)
    Love this fuzzy thing in your header :-)

    Tinna

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  58. Tonight, our birds are covered in another 4" of snow... sigh.

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  59. Eileen what a beautiful bird and great photography. Such a joy to see what you have to share with us!
    Jemma

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  60. Dearest Eileen; Oh, happy for you that Florida Scrub Jay got quite a photogenic for you♡♡♡ Jay is not only one kind, naturally, p;-) Thank you SO much for your sharing, always a new find for me :-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  61. Nice! That's a bird I haven't seen.

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  62. Hi Eileen, I have never been able to see a Florida Scrub Jay in the two years I have lived here. I used to see the California Scrub Jays all the time as a child so I will be so excited to get to finally see a FL Scrub Jay! Glad for you! Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!

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