THE LITTLE ADMIRAL


DSC_2551 WM The little admiral

IN ALL OF THE YEARS THAT I’VE BEEN WATCHING AND PHOTOGRAPHING BLUE JAYS, I’VE NEVER, EVER SEEN ONE WITHOUT TAIL FEATHERS.

2558 Blurry, but you can see that it only has a what appears to be one tail feather (39 of 1)

IF YOU LOOK CAREFULLY, IT SEEMS THAT THIS LITTLE ONE HAS A PARTIAL TAIL FEATHER, BUT THAT’S IT.

AMAZINGLY, THE LACK OF THIS “RUDDER” HAS NO EFFECT ON ITS FLYING ABILITY.

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