Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Photographer Larry Roberts captured this handsome blue jay recently on the rooftop of a North Park shelter. Larry said he often visits our parks in search of feature photos and he was able to get out of his car just in time to snap this before it flew off in search of winter berries.
He used a 600 ml lens with no tripod. He also caught a red bellied woodpecker on this trip but he and his editor decided this was the best one to go with. It was published on the front page of the Local News section on Dec. 29.
Larry visits North Park during warmer months in search of herons. He's also found turtles, snakes and lots of dragonflies near the lake.
He's been a photographer at the PG for 12 years. He loves visiting the Allegheny County Parks and North Park is his favorite!
Which park is YOUR favorite? Use the link to find one of our active Friends groups who, along with the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, are preserving these valuable assets.