Looking into the birdhouse used by European Starlings.
Could this be why my monarch caterpillars are disappearing?
San Diego County, California, US
I saw both a spotted towhee and a scrub jay enter the soot plate enclosure. These are the jay's tracks.
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