A brief stroll into the local canyon today rewarded me with my first tick of my American tour. I was delighted to glimpse several Steller's Jays pinching nuts from peoples gardens and flying low into the canyon. I always assumed that they were birds of the high elevations but I learnt today that they are found on lower ground during the winter.
Cedar Waxwings - photo bleached by the light
Tomorrow I will be in Tucson, Arizona where the real heavy duty birding begins.