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Old Aug 16, 2011, 3:45 PM   #1
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This brave blue jay was dive bombing a young bald eagle. The eagle was not amused and eventually flew away.


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Old Aug 16, 2011, 6:05 PM   #2
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Great shot Mugmar. Which side of the sign was the blue jay on? (the sign in Birds - Last Act of Defiance)

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Thanks for looking Bernice, This picture was taken in a different area, so no warning sign. I guess he may need one.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 7:57 PM   #4
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Great captured shot, Mugmar.

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Great action. It looks like the blue jay is eyeing you off for the next round of 'dive bombing'! LOL

It's amazing how ferocious smaller birds can be to larger birds. I've seen that many times here in Australia (eg miner birds vs magpies), and wanted to capture a photo of that.

It reminds me of the 'ferociousness' of small terrier dogs! Thanks for your photo.

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Old Aug 16, 2011, 8:45 PM   #6
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I know the feeling of being dive bombed by birds...and have the same expression on my face as the hawks when they do. Great shot.
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Neat capture! I once watched a steller's jay try to chase off a raven from a perch that the jay wanted. The raven (twice the jay's size or close to) completely ignored the jay. It finally flew away, but not because of the jay's harassment.
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Jays and catbirds can be particularly territorial. Cool photo!
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Thanks everyone for looking. The Jay was very persistent. He was trying to pull the eagles feathers out as he flew by. It was a lot of fun to watch.

@Paul. It is amazing watching the little birds chasing/attacking big birds such as eagles, hawks and vultures in flight.
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Awesome photo, I love it. I can see the thought bubble above the eagle.... Stupid Jay.
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