Working for peanuts

Stellar Jay - © Christopher Martin-4472

Not me, the Stellar Jays on the deck of my aunt and uncle’s house in Nelson.

 Backlit Jay - © Christopher Martin-4336

There are a pair of these beautiful birds that live near the house and they call for peanuts a few times throughout the day.  These cries are rewarded and the opportunity to photograph them was not one I passed on.  At my home we have several blue jays that favour our backyard so it was fun to look at these birds closely and compare and contrast with “ours”.

Phone perch - © Christopher Martin-4398

I grew up in the Kootenays but moved away almost twenty years ago.  Luckily Marnie and John have kept their house there and we try to get out to visit them at least once every summer.  I missed last year and sadly this year was only a one night stay.  However, it was great to see them, to meet their resident jays and to enjoy one of my favourite places in the world.

Prize winner - © Christopher Martin-4484

4 responses


    WOW! How do you do it!

    August 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  2. My Blue Jays are quite demanding when it comes to keeping their peanut supply stocked. Loved seeing these jays. Thanks for posting.

    August 27, 2014 at 7:14 am

  3. Frazee

    nice work.. really amazing

    August 27, 2014 at 3:20 am

  4. Great series, love the 3rd shot…perfect!

    August 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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