This is a picture of a jay taken on a feeder in my back garden. The love peanuts, monkey nuts and sunflower seeds. During preparation for winter they will bury up to 10,000 nuts around their patch for them to go back to during the hard times. They will remember where they have put up to 9,500 of those.
These birds are very skittish and will not come into the garden if any of my windows are open so for this shot I had the camera on a tripod with a USB lead coming back in to the house through a small window. I then used canon’s utility to focus and take the shot. You get plenty of time as they will put up to 10 peanuts in their crop and then a few more in their beak before flying off.
Kit: Canon EOS 5DII EF300mm @ f/4 @ 1/1250s ISO 640
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