Thursday, January 16, 2014

The RETURN of the BLOG - Green Jay

It's been a while since I've posted, even though there have been some nice local birds around.  I'm back from my trip to South Africa and Lesotho, and I'm hoping to start posting here and getting caught up. 

Green Jays are one of my favorite birds to live near and watch daily.  They are the class clowns of the valley.  In the winter, their many and varied calls are part of daily life.  I hear them making any of the dozens of regular vocalizations from the time I get up through my day at the office.  In the summer, they are much more reclusive.  They still come in to bathe and they are a presence darting across a road or trail at work, but they are not as confiding and bold as in the winter.