Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

The Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a bird occurring through much of Europe, parts of northern Africa, and within a belt through Asia up to Japan and Thailand. Within this enormous range, the birds prefer forests as their habitats. Their diet is very varied including fruits, seeds, flowers, invertebrates, small reptiles, and even young birds. In Europe they are known to love acorns which they even collect and hide for later consumption during the winter months. Originally a forest dweller, the birds also enter cities and I commonly see them from the windows of my appartment. In April 2008 I took the time for a series of photographs from my bedroom window here in Germany. Due to blue feathers on their flanks the birds look very pretty – or what do you think?

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Jay

searching twigs for the nest

searching twigs for the nest

after a bath

after a bath

after a bath

after a bath

after a bath

after a bath

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