Western Scrub Jay (two photos)
Aphelocoma californica

jay

Western scrub jay

Western Scrub Jays snatching peanuts placed by tourists near the East Entrance to Zion
National Park.  Jays bury most of their food for hard times.  They also grab a leaf or some
other kind of marker to place over the spot to help in relocating their cache.  I have a movie
of one carrying an apple over to place on the spot.  Pretty cute! © Carol Davis, 12-16-07

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