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Reader photo: Dragonfly makes one-of-a-kind Gray Jay image

Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Bloomingdale Bog, Bloomingdale, New York, October 5, 2013, 2:59 p.m. by Doug Emlin
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Bloomingdale Bog, Bloomingdale, New York, October 5, 2013, 2:59 p.m. by Doug Emlin

Bloomingdale Bog, near Lake Placid, is the best place to see Gray Jay in New York’s Adirondacks region. Reader Doug Emlin made his first visit last October and found the bird above after hiking only half a mile.

The jay was holding a dragonfly. Emlin had to move fast to shoot the photo before the insect disappeared. He posted his picture to our U.S. and Canada Gallery.

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