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.