Original Fine Art Photography and digital artwork by Donna Kennedy..
On a sunny Autumn afternoon this Western Scrub Jay landed on the top of my wind chimes in the back yard, looking for peanuts :) Reno, Nevada
The Blue Jay of dry Western lowlands, the Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) combines deep azure blue with dusty gray-brown and white. The rounded, crestless head immediately sets it apart from Blue Jays and Stellers Jays. These birds are a fixture of dry shrublands, oak woodlands, and pinyon pine-juniper forests, as well as conspicuous visitors to backyards. Assertive, vocal, and inquisitive. You will often notice scrub-jays silhouetted high in trees, on wires, or on posts where they act as lookouts. In flight seems underpowered and slow, with bouts of fluttering alternating with glides.
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July 25th, 2016
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