Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stellar Jay

I broke down and installed a bird feeder recently in our backyard. The most abundant visitor to the feeder is by far the Stellar Jay. I have actually enjoyed these birds since I was kid living in California. My parents have a cabin up near Lake Tahoe and the Stellar Jays have woken us up on Summer morning for over 40 years while sleeping outside on the porch.

The Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the Blue Jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the Long-crested Jay, Mountain Jay, and Pine Jay. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains. (taken from Wikipedia)


Dennis Pleau said...

Goods pictures of a bird that is hard to take good pictures of.

John Pleau said...

I know, you get a few seconds and then they are gone. I won't go into detail how many pictures I actually took :~)