Stellar’s jay

Blue Butt Envy

scrub jays and Stellar’s jay

Behold the flying bird seed vacuum cleaners!

This scrub jay (left) looks like he’s contemplating plumage theft. The slightly larger Stellar’s jay pays no attention. At least that’s what I imagine is going on here! We have some very blue birds in this part of New Mexico—perhaps to blend in with the sky?—but for some, it isn’t blue enough. There are two [...]

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