Tag Archives: Florida Scrub Jays

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Another Day, Another Walk

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Jonathan Dickinson State Park

~An old dead tree, shelter and food that endangered birds call home

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Old dead tree.
Old dead tree
This has to be the funnest photo of a bird I have ever taken.
This has to be the funnest photo of a bird I have ever taken.
Florida Scrub Jay
Florida Scrub Jay

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~A high lookout, for a winged sentinel, an advantage against its enemy

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~A River bank, protection for Herons hunting for prey

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~An underground burrow, shelter for a Gopher Tortoise

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Gopher Tortoise
Gopher Tortoise

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~A fallen leaf,  a moment in time to reminisce of days past

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Evidence of a past Fall
Evidence of a past Fall

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~Lush bushes, a hiding place for birds to feel safe

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A Peek-A-Boo Treat ~Palm Warbler~
A Peek-A-Boo Treat
~Palm Warbler~

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Another Adventure, Another Journey

Another Chance for Mother Nature to Fill my Heart

Florida Scrub-Jay…..

Florida Scrub-Jay
Eating a cached acorn

Florida Scrub Jay, endemic to the state of Florida. This beautiful Jay is listed on both the federal and state threatened species lists with 4,000 breeding pairs estimated to be left in the state of Florida. Note the bands on the legs.

These Jays are omnivorous – they eat acorns, seeds, peanuts, insects, tree frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards and mice.

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Back view
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Beautiful Florida Scrub-Jay

Here is a photo I took this summer of “my” Western Scrub-Jay.

In my yard all spring and summer!
In my yard all spring and summer!