Eurasian jay ?

Hello ,

New to this, but think I have just seen an Eurasian jay in my back garden ? Below is picture of the bird in my tree —Sorry my picture is rubbish (need a new camera). The one to the right is a screen shot of an Eurasian Jay and it looked like this close through my bins ? 

Is this normal at this time of the year... very excited !

Jo

  • I would have thought so, and I can see why your excited because I have never had one visit my garden so well done you.

    Jim

    My Pictures

  • In reply to James:

    cheers James :-)
  • I'm no expert, but I'm tempted to say Eurasian Jay, having had one definitely (possibly two), visit our garden.

    You should be able to make a good judgement from the photos below.

    Did you observe how the bird moved around the ground?

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Hmmm, it didn't move around just sat on the feeder and ate a lot, which was great because it stopped the squirrels nicking all the seeds. It then flew into the big tree (my bad picture moment and sat there). But.... it is definitely the bird in your pictures :-). A real pleasure to have seen it in the garden. Sadly its not been back since.... or if it has, I have not been there to witness it.
    Have had a mad feeding frenzy today by long tailed tits..... disturbed by flipping squirrels ....again !
  • I am new to this as well. I have two visit regularly. So lucky they feed off bird table and fat balls. Will post photo when they return( if I can work out how to do it)!
  • In reply to Viv1:

    Viv1 said:
    Will post photo when they return( if I can work out how to do it)!

    Try this walk through.

    1st click 'reply'second click 'rich formatting' Then

     follow this posted by James 

    How to post photos to community?

     

  • In reply to Jo.B:

    Jo.B said:

    Hmmm, it didn't move around just sat on the feeder and ate a lot, which was great because it stopped the squirrels nicking all the seeds. It then flew into the big tree (my bad picture moment and sat there). But.... it is definitely the bird in your pictures :-). A real pleasure to have seen it in the garden. Sadly its not been back since.... or if it has, I have not been there to witness it.
    Have had a mad feeding frenzy today by long tailed tits..... disturbed by flipping squirrels ....again !

    I'm pleased that helped you answer your question.

    As for the squirrels, I think most on the forum know exactly what you mean.

    From what I understand, Jays tend to hop around, rather than walk, and if you look at the first photo, you will see the feet are actually off the ground, which you will see on the video (link below) I posted to YouTube November last year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXeJJHNfxa0

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler