Audubon's Blue Jays

This image is a painting by John James Audubon of three Blue Jays, completed some time in the early 1830s. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. This work was one of the original paintings included is Audubon's life work, the Birds of America. Of Blue Jays, Audubon himself wrote, "Who could imagine that a form so graceful, arrayed by nature in a garb so resplendent, should harbor so much mischief..."

Audubon's Blue Jays Magnet – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays Case For The iPad Mini – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays Canvas Print – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays Postcard – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays Poster – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
Audubon's Blue Jays Keychain – Three Blue Jays painted by John James Audubon in late 1825. The three birds are stealing eggs, probably from a dove or quail nest. Of Blue...
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