Thursday, July 8, 2010
Another Jay (5th in the series) with a crest is very common out West (very seldom seen east of the Rockies). The Stellar Jay is the same shape and size as the Blue Jay, but with a black head, back and breast, and much less white. We saw many Stellars when we were in Yosemite Nat. Park, CA, last summer. I took the pic (Above) of this beggar while we were resting on a longhike in Kings Canyon Nat. Park, CA. He hung around for some time and actually ate some trail mix seed right out of my hand - one bold bird. (Below, June, '06), Val snapped this photo in Mt. Ranier Nat. Park, WA. This shows how large Stellars' crests can be.