4th times the charm this Sunday morning when i decided to head out early for the elusive Blue Jay, (1st reported by a home-owner a week ago).
I first looked for the bird last Sunday morning in the park not knowing the feeder location yet. I next spent some time there Friday afternoon unsuccessfully and Saturday late morning after a fruitless strip to Tsawassen for Snow buntings (which refused to make an appearance the 1+ hours i walked around).
Met another photog i know online in person at the Blue jay stakeout and soon after i arrived the bird announced itself briefly, but was forevermore silent the whole time it was at the feeder.
during our time there we saw the jay maybe 4 or 5 times in a 30 minute span but then it was gone. Shooting from the alley with lowish light conditions there was really only one spot to view the feeder. The hope was that the bird would land on the tall tree next to feeder for a bit and it obliged, for a second.
Good to tick this BC Lifer off the list, tried for the Macdonald beach jay once already with nada, this bird was a bit closer to home and worth the short trip over bridge in the end.