Blue Jay Tracks

Blue Jay Tracks in Sand

At the Kennebunk Plains a few weeks ago in the frozen mud I discovered Jay tracks.  Blue Jays have peculiar feet being quite narrow for there length.  The toes are tight against each other and bulbous and strong looking.  Chickadees and some other birds also have narrow feet with tight toes but are different in size or lack the muscular look that the jack-of-all-trades Jay has.

Blue Jay Tracks

It was easy to age these tracks.  When I arrived there at about 10am, the ground was frozen solid.  In the sun where these tracks where it was slick soft mud by 1.  Assuming similar conditions the previous day (and I believe that was the case) I think they would have been made in the afternoon of that day to look this clear.

Blue Jay Hopping



Above is some hopping and skipping.

2 thoughts on “Blue Jay Tracks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s