California Scrub-Jay – Reflections of the Pure World

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By Jim Achieve

Be taught 100 Widespread Valley Birds is a photograph weblog collection highlighting the 100 commonest Valley hen species.

Put up #1 within the Be taught 100 Widespread Valley Birds

In California’s Central Valley, virtually anybody can study 100 native hen species. Particularly since every day Valley Residents are available in contact with a minimum of a dozen species that the majority acknowledge, however might not know the identify of. Few issues on earth fill us with as a lot delight as birds, and figuring out them by identify solely provides to our pleasure. The intent of this weblog is for followers to find out about and have the ability to determine 100 widespread valley birds.

Eazy Peazy First Chicken

(You most likely already know this hen.)

From James Whitcomb Riley’s poem, The Jaybird
The Jaybird he’s my _favorite_
Of all of the birds they is!
I feel he’s fairly a classy sight
In that blue go well with of his:

And from George Parsons Lathrop’s Poem, O jay
O jay —
Blue-jay! —
What are you making an attempt to say?
I bear in mind, within the spring
You pretended you possibly can sing;

Simply bear in mind one factor, it’s a Scrub-Jay, NOT a Blue Jay. Blue Jays have a crest and reside again east. Our lovely jay is a California Scrub-Jay.

All About This Chicken

California Scrub-Jays are medium-sized members of the Corvid Household sharing related traits with their different members of the family, the crows, magpies and ravens.

California Scrub-Jays are simply recognized by their blue upperparts, dusty-white stomach with a grayish-blue again. They’ve a medium-sized straight invoice with a hooked tip and sport a white supercilium (eyebrow line). Relying on the sunshine, their blue feathers might vary from pale blue to virtually iridescent daring blue. In contrast to their Blue Jay cousins again east, they do NOT have a crest.

California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jays could be discovered nearly wherever within the Central Valley. They’re what ornithologists (hen scientists) name a year-round widespread resident and your yard might even be a favourite spot for one. They’re omnivorous and can eat bugs, lizards, berries and even different smaller birds (ouch!). Men and women are monomorphic, that means they beautiful a lot look the identical. The alternative of monomorphic, the place the men and women look completely completely different, is known as sexual dimorphism. (Consider male vs feminine Mallards.) 

California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jays have sturdy payments which they use to interrupt open and eat acorns. Acorns are held by the toes of each toes and are hammered with their invoice till they break open and might dig out the meat.

California Scrub-Jay

After finishing this primary submit within the collection, you are actually in your strategy to Be taught 100 Birds! These ubiquitous birds could also be present in our backyards, on energy traces or flying overhead frequently.

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