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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Mexican Jay

The Mexican Jays on Kitt Peak are an aggressive bunch. They love visitors up here and I've heard stories of them swiping a visitors sandwich. This one was foraging for seeds and other small items near the dining hall. I had seen a woodpecker a couple nights earlier on my way to dinner, but of course when I have my camera and big lens, they were nowhere ot be seen. The Mexican Jays, however, did not disappoint and I was easily able to hang out within only a few feet of them as they browsed around in this clearning and the nearby trees. This image was taken at 214mm focal length with an exposure of 1/250 seconds at f/5, ISO 400. Posted by Picasa

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