It's the same bird, a bit fluffed up in one photo
habitat: Edwards Plateau location: Edwards county 10 miles North of Rocksprings soil: EcF- Eckrant Rock complex, PeB Prade-Eckrant complex and TeA Tarrant-Eckrant complex Limestone with cobbly silty clay soil layer. elevation ~2300' oak spp.,Texas Persimmon and yaupon thickets. Open areas primarily Prickly Pear, Agarita and Optunia leptocaulis. Grazed by cattle, whitetailed deer and Axis deer. Dug pond and water troughs with year around water.
The Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica), is a species of scrub jay native to western North America. It ranges from southern Washington to central Texas and central Mexico. It comprises three distinct subspecies groups, all of which may be separate species. They are California Scrub Jay (coastal), Woodhouse's Scrub Jay (interior US and northern Mexico), and Sumichrast's Scrub Jay (interior southern Mexico). The Western Scrub Jay was once lumped with the Island Scrub Jay and the