Sunday, 3 February 2013

Steller's Jay - my 1st USA tick!

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.
 Acorn Woodpecker
 Steller's Jay
 Cedar Waxwings - photo bleached by the light
 American Robin
 Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Tomorrow I will be in Tucson, Arizona where the real heavy duty birding begins.

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