Since this bird never poses in the sun, I decided to bring the sun to him. Well, not quite.
Steller's Jay, Mt. Shasta City, (City Park), CA.
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.