John Hamil Photographs

California Scrub-Jay

California Scrub-Jays live above the creek year round. Scrub Jays might be the least pleasant birds in our yard. There seems to be ongoing friction with the Steller's Jays trading dominance with their raucous calls. It's as if they both would prefer to rob another bird of it's food than find their own. They can be found perched on some high viewpoint on the lookout for any opportunity.

Juvenile California Scrub Jay Gallery: Images from adult to recently fledged Jays