Single bird observed, perched on a transmission pole near the Marina Public Library.
My first "California" Scrub-Jay per recent AOU checklist changes.
Taken with 100mm macro at about 3-4 feet. One shot was fill flashed, should be obvious which one.
Western Scrub Jay
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