January 2, 2005
Two Green Jays snack at a feeder cut from pipe at Hazel Bazemore County Park west of Corpus Christi, Texas, in this photo by Simon Tan.
Simon, who lives in Friendswood, Texas, says the jays (Cyanocorax yncas)
"make their trip as efficient as possible. They first fill up their throat with four to five pieces of corn, and then they pick up one shelled peanut and fly away."
Simon went to Hazel Bazemore County Park
in hopes of seeing the fall hawk migration. Alas, he missed the peak fly-by of 520,267 raptors
on September 28 by just a few days.
For the Green Jays photo, he used a Nikon D100 camera with Sigma 500 mm lens.
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