never too young to learn to beg food from strangers
Found in the mixed conifer forests of the Reserve.
A simple bluejay, squawking because I got too close, and getting ready to fly off. It was waiting to eat our scraps from our picnic.
DARK HEADED JAY WITH TOPNOT, DEEP BLUE ON REST OF BODY
Really loud baby.
The Steller's jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It is also known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay, and pine jay. It is the only crested jay west of the Rocky Mountains.