Tag: #scrub jays
Scrub Jays Like Bathing
If you put water out, they will find it–the scrub jays that is. I filled the bird bath up three times yesterday. The jays splash around until the water is practically gone. These photos are of a scrub jay registering dismay at the lack of water service on my part. It knows I am behind…
Scrub Jay Glamour Shots
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.
Angry Scrub Jay
They are bold, constantly pecking and angry if the bird bath isn’t full. This is the scrub jay.
Persistent 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,…
Scrub Jay on Chimney
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!
Surrounded by Scrub Jays
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.