Bird ID request

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chad Gladstone, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. To the best of my knowledge, that is a Scrub Jay. They are common where you live and up in the canyons.
  2. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    It's not often I can catch Gordon out, but this is one of those very very rare occasions - you were right in your captioning, it's a Steller's Jay. We have both Steller's and Scrub Jays here and as Gordon noted, they're fairly common birds.

    For reference, this is a Scrub Jay:


  3. Thanks Neil. Ron Reznick id it over on dpreview, so I changed the title from "blue bird," to "stellar's jay." They are quite common here as well - I find them squaking in my front yard from time to time, yet I took me having to climb a mountain to actually get the motivation to capture one. Here is one more if anyone is at all interested in this sort of thing:
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  4. Yikes Neil, I should have know that as I have photographed many of them up in the hills in California. Glad you corrected my error :eek: :wink: .