First photo from the woodland hide

First photo from the woodland hide

A few days ago I set up a camouflaged hide in a nearby forest. I arranged some logs in front of it and started putting food out each day until the birds accepted it. Today is the first day I’ve taken photos from the hide. Using live meal worms (from www.dragonsdenexotics.co.uk in Newcastle) to attract shy woodland birds, lo and behold this wary but beautiful jay appeared after half an hour. One click of the shutter and that was it: never saw it again!

Jays – more often heard than seen – are very shy birds of the crow family

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2 Comments

  1. June Atkinson 2013-05-29 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Jays are such lovely birds, but, as you say, rather shy.

    They can be seen in the Derwent Country Park.

  2. admin1 2013-05-29 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Hi June, yes, the problem is getting close enough to them to get a profile shot.

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