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(Almost) Speechless Sunday In Madera Canyon: Mexican Jay

Mike in Tucson: Mexican Jay

A group of friends from church went birding today in Madera Canyon, south of Tucson and east of Green Valley.  This Mexican Jay thought we might be a good source of food, but all he got were "oohs and aahs."


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Comment balloon 20 commentsMike Jones • May 08 2010 11:45PM


Such a perfect picture of this beautifully posed Mexican Jay.    Margaret

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago

This is a beauty.  Your camera is always at the ready.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 10 years ago

The different hues of blues on that jay are really striking; a pretty bird and perched pretty for the camera.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 10 years ago


Cool picture Mike. I like the colors and different hues...
Helping you help others live their American dream... 


Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Birds are such a pleasure to watch. Nice picture of the Mexican Jay.

Posted by Diane Williams over 10 years ago




Madera Canyon is a great place to visit.


We stopped for a picnic lunch, and three of them decided to see if we were going to feed them.  We didn't.


Yes it is!  Thanks for commenting.


Thanks for being the first to comment!  See you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Very nice photo sir.  Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you Mr. Mexican Jay for the pose.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Thanks so much!!!   I love looking at your posts - here in CT we have loads of trees, but not the contrasts you have in nature out there!    Beautiful picture!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Wow!  Great catch, Mike!  There's nothing quite as satisfying to a photographer than to capture a great bird shot.  This is amazing!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 10 years ago

That bird must be slow or you're really fast with your camera :) Looks like your outing gave you a great shot. I've not been to Madera Canyon, but I'll keep it in mind for our next trip out to AZ.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) over 10 years ago

Mike in Tucson: Mexican JayMike in Tucson: Mexican JayLee & Carol,

Here are the other two shots of the Jay for your enjoyment.

It helps to have a feeder, like they do at the Santa Rita Lodge.  :)


It's plain FUN!


You'll just have to plan a visit!


You're very welcome!  Come back soon.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Mike, does this guy have a visa or work permit?  lol

Posted by Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758 (Platinum Realty) over 10 years ago

Not funny, Maria

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 10 years ago

Nice shot. You have a few species of bird in AZ that I've never seen. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 10 years ago

Great shot Mike, we have started watching birds in the valley behead our home in the last few years and I have been amazed at the number and variety!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 10 years ago


Don't think I've seen this bird before - in a picture or in the wild. Thanks for sharing it. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 10 years ago

Love that bird - - we are fans of all wonderful birds.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

What a beautiful bird - I have never seen a Mexican jay before - thanks for sharing!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Glad you know what this is, I gave my book with regular birds to Goodwill.  Nice shots. 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 10 years ago


Why did you give it away?!


You're welcome!


I thought you two would like this.


You're most welcome!


Aren't they enjoyable to watch?


You'll have to schedule a visit!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 9 years ago

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