Friday, March 18, 2016

Western Scrub Jay

Taken with the Tamron 150-600mm lens on a Nikon D7200, out the kitchen window into the backyard. Earlier this month, I noticed a large blue bird that kept visiting but never stayed long. I asked around and was told it was a scrub jay and they like peanuts! I made a another feeder from some recycled parts, an old fan cage, and wire to put peanuts and whole sun flower seeds in. My new winged friend visited long enough to clean me out of peanuts. Twice! When I put out food I get visitors for hours. It has been very entertaining. I have even spotted a fat cat in the tree! It ran off quickly when it saw me. Time to reload the feeders and enjoy the nature show.

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