Thursday, April 02, 2009

Scrub Jay Hanging Out

Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma californica. This scrub jay was hiding up in a tree. Unfortunately for him, the trees haven't leafed out yet. At least his tree hadn't leafed yet. So I snapped his picture. Of course, you never really know how annoying autofocus can be on your camera until you try to take a picture of a bird in the middle of a bunch of branches. Aggravation as the camera seems to focus on every branch but the one you want. I'm sure there is a setting somewhere to get around that. Maybe center focus? Oh well.

Scrub jay trivia: did you know that Scrub Jays store food during periods of abundance for times with less food?

Scrub jay trivia #2: did you know that Scrub Jays will steal and horde shiny objects?

I guess they're just like people then, eh?

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