Nature Through My Lens

In for a Bath


Here’s a special visitor to our birdbath. Listed as Rare in this area, this Western Scrub Jay ( Aphelocoma californica) quite enjoyed its bath! Time for some suet and it was off again. We had it here a couple of time this past summer and I’m very pleased to see it back. Known to hang out around the Aldergrove Athletic Park. We are only a couple of houses from there!

4 responses

  1. Rare bird, it is swimming in bird bath, beautiful photo.

    2017/10/02 at 7:42 am

    • Bob, Thanks so much!

      2017/10/04 at 2:28 am

  2. rhiebert

    It is so good that you also got a picture of this bird. When a rarity shows up, that is so special.

    2017/10/02 at 6:36 pm

    • Ruth, thank you! When this bird first appeared in the summer, my wife saw it first. Lucky for me it came back the next day. I attempted to get a shot, which would have been a good one, but All, ALL of my settings were off and all I got was a blue blob! So, I’ve waited all summer for it to come back, and it finally did. I was sure of my shots and settings this time and was pleased to get some half decent shots! Phew!

      2017/10/04 at 2:27 am

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