Sheila’s Bird Shots:~Western Scrub Jays, Orange-crowned Warbler?~
“I wish it would stop raining?”
“Give me some fresh, dry peanuts!”
“I’am really tired of my peanuts being wet!”
Sitting at the top of a pine in my yard on the morning of September 14, 2013, as we enjoyed a brief break from the rains, this Western Scrub Jay seemed a little upset, perhaps because of all the rain we were having, plus the fact that his peanuts kept getting soaked. I tried very hard to keep all the bird seed dry, but it was difficult. I have never seen so many totally soaked birds.
Scrubs Jays have personally plus, are extremely smart and are quite sociable. They should charge entertainment fees, because we are always treated to a “Scrub” show when they are around.
I enjoy having them visit my yard everyday; I am the lucky one!
Birding List for September, 2013
A few different birds, in my yard or flying over, these past two weeks:
American Goldfinch (one male)
Lesser Goldfinch (one)
**Orange-crowned Warbler (one)
Osprey (female and male, flew over, one carrying a fish)
Townsend’s Solitaire (one) [last time observed in my yard-April]
Western Tanager (female and male)
Wilson’s Warbler (one male)
Common visitors, in my yard or flying over, these past few months:
Canada Geese (fly over)
Common Nighthawk (fly over)
Eurasian Collared Dove
Northern Flicker (red-shafted)
Red-tailed Hawk (fly over)
Western Scrub Jay
** I think this is an Orange-crowned Warbler: help me out Katie, Mia!
It was playing hide-n-seek.
11 thoughts on “SBS~ Western Scrub Jays, Orange-crowned Warbler?~”
Love that Western Scrub Jay..he truly looked grumpy!! Excellent shots and great list of birds flying over your home!!! Have a good night, Sheila!!
Hi Barb, I hope you are enjoying your night as well. Birding is one of my passions, so I truly enjoy watching, counting and photographing them. The Scrubs usually don’t look grumpy, but he should did! Thanks!
I love the dialogue you gave the Western Scrub, and I laughed at the part about being upset about his peanuts. You take absolutely stunning photos. 🙂
Cubby, thank you! Yes, these Scrubs bring out the silliness in me! When I am putting peanuts in their feeder they swoop down and are taking peanuts before I am even finished. They will come within a foot of me. If people could hear me taking to them, I am sure they would think I was crazy.
He does look alittle grumpy! What a cute personality these little creatures have! That is an impressive list of birds you have seen.
Hi Gay, yes he does look grumpy! They are fun to watch for sure. So glad you saw the Evening Grosbeaks!
Hans, welcome, all the way from gorgeous Norway! Where your beautiful photos make me want to visit!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kind words. They are appreciated! 🙂
Sheila, what truly gorgeous shots! I 🙂
Hi Penny, it is wonderful to hear from you! Thank you kindly; glad you like my images. I hope you are having a great week. ~Sheila
I do like them very much, I am having a good week, thank you, and same wishes back to you! 🙂