This blog is a catalog of all the critters that I've come across here on our property in La Cresta (Santa Rosa Plateau, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA) and managed, sometimes barely, to photograph.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Western Scrub Jay
3/30/12 Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica).
These raucous, social, and colorful denizens of our local scrub oak woodlands, chaparral, and backyards are in the same family (Corvidae) as crows, ravens, and magpies. Probably why they sound the way they do...