Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Neighbor's Western Scrub Jay

My neighbors have a rhododendron by our shared fence and a wonderful Western Scrub Jay family has moved in! Here's a time lapse of some exciting action. Also, check out this cool scrub jay fact: 'The Western Scrub-Jay feeds on parasites on the body of mule deer, hopping over the body and head of the deer to get them. The deer often help the jays by standing still and holding their ears up.' Holy shit! EDIT: I said family earlier in this post but there are no eggs or babies yet. I was outside awhile ago noting my tremendous effort in the yard work department and saw both the Mom and Dad Jays playing around in our back yard. Yeah!

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