Nature Through My Lens

Jay

In for a Bath

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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!


Lefty

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Here’s my fine feathered friend, Lefty, a Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) giving me that where’s the peanuts look!


Scruffy

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Here’s Scruffy. A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) Like all Jays, it is a rascal. Here it’s in the Fuchsia flower pot hanging on our deck, right over there by the hummingbird feeder. It’s hiding peanuts there. Trying to be stealthfull, it’s anything but!


Spot of Tea

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Here’s our buddy the juvenile Stellar’s Jay (Calypte anna), in for a spot of Tea!  My wife has set several cups and saucers around the yard. They are on posts. Some have water in them, some have seed! The birds seem to enjoy them as there’s always someone on them!


The Rascal

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A Stellar’s Jay (Calypte anna). This guy is the peanut bandit.  These guys have been prominent in my post lately.  Sorry, but I just can help it.  I love them.  They are such characters!


Proud

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Another proud Stallar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) This one has a wonderful crest that it’s very proud of.


Prime

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A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) on the birdbath in our yard. This is an adult in it’s prime, and has a wonderful full crest. It loves it’s peanuts and must have made off with at least a dozen out of the feeder!


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A juvenile Stellar’s Jay has his eye on

the peanuts in the nearby feeder.  It will take a peanut and stash it in every flower pot in the yard!


Sharon’s Steller’s Jay


Here’s a Steller’s Jay in Sharon & Larry’s back yard in home. Raucous and ever noisily letting everyone know they are there they poke around looking for something to eat. This one has a touch of white on it’s forehead and a lovely crest.