Blue Looks Good On You!

F/5.6, 1/160, ISO 320.

California Scrub-Jay

Why did Papa Smurf send Smurfette to see a doctor???

She was always feeling blue…

Interesting Fact: Look closely, and you’ll see an intriguing difference between the California Scrub-Jay and its close relative, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay. The bill of a California Scrub-Jay is stout and hooked, giving it extra power and grip as the birds hammer open acorns in their oak woodland habitats. By comparison, Woodhouse’s have thinner, more pointed bills that nimbly reach deep into pinyon pine cones to pull out the pine nuts inside. (Β https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/California_Scrub-Jay )

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14 Comments

  1. I see you are up on recent bird classification changes with the Western now being split into the two you reference. I still need to get the California variety, so thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great life! I love your photos and your humor. I’ also love addicted birders–especially those who carry their gear as though it were part of their bodies! πŸ™‚

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