Blue Jay: York County, Maine, USA, October 2023 — Just after leaving the deck and my hour long observation of the hunting heron, and my brief observation of the White-tailed Deer, I encountered a small flock of Blue Jays moving through the maple swamp close to the boardwalk. I often see them there, high in the trees and far out from the boardwalk, but this time they were close enough to attempt some photos. I love all the different blues and blue-violets of the plumage, and there is no denying that Blue Birds have personality…or birdinality at any rate. One thing you can’t do with at Blue Bird is to ignore it…they simply are not having any of that! OM Systems OM-1 with ED 100-400mm zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator.