time of the year, the scrub-jays are extremely busy foraging
for acorns for their winter food supply. We've been observing
the Scrub-Jay Trail family expanding their range from
big quercus geminata (sand live oak) across
Monte Vista Road , down to the trees by
lake. Every once in a while they'll take some time to pay
us a visit, with the baby making a very raucous presence.
September Orientation group was getting concerned that the jays
might not be seen close-up, but in typical fashion, at the very
last minute, they flew in formation to the group, and two of
them simultaneously landed on Neal Rossdeutcher's head!
Louise Hunt captured this moment of the "baby" recently.
Notice the head and neck feathers, changing from their youthful
grey into the grown up blue.
Photo op extraordinaire!
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