Scrub jays are everywhere in the Carmel area. Over the past year I’ve taken so many shots of them, I’ve begun to recognize their various looks: disdain, irritation and aloofness.
They are bold, constantly pecking and angry if the bird bath isn’t full. This is the scrub jay.
Yesterday, I changed the soil in our off-the-ground planters. In doing so I exposed old roots that apparently caught the attention of a scrub jay. I believe the bird expected me to vacate the area.When I didn’t, the jay got in my face. I fought back by getting my camera. Didn’t do much good. So,Continue reading “Persistent Scrub Jay”
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.