Yesterday, like most days, the scrub jays appeared to be scoping out our yard, even the four birdhouses I’ve placed outside for wrens and sparrows. Note the intensity of this jay perched on a chimney. I’ve heard squeaks nearby, probably from a nest of newborns. More jays on the way!
Here’s a shot yesterday of a scrub jay in our front yard. These jays are everywhere, including by our backyard hive where they pick off bees nearing the end of their life cycle. These birds also enjoy bathing in the “watering stations” set up for the honey bees. Not complaining, just observing…nature.